Monday, November 27, 2006

Global Warming at SCOTUS

AP via Hartford Courant:
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case that Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says "nothing less than the survival of the Earth as we know it" is at stake.

The claim might sound comically exaggerated, except that the case is the first about global warming to reach the nation's highest court.

Massachusetts vs. EPA aims to have greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, regulated as pollutants under the Clean Air Act. The case is being brought by a coalition of states, including Connecticut, and some of the highest-profile environmental groups in the country.