Supreme Court Issues Ruling in West Virginia vs. EPA, Stripping the Ability of the EPA to Restrict The Pollution of Power Plants

Back in 2015, the Obama Administration created the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which had the support of Protect our Winters (POW). Under the guidance of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the CPP required states to reduce the CO2 pollution from coal and transition into cleaner energy production in the U.S. When the Trump Administration took office, they revoked the CPP, but the Supreme Court still took the case. Seven years later, the Supreme Court just issued the ruling in West Virginia vs. EPA, which takes away the EPA’s power in controlling the pollution of power plants. This means that the Supreme Court now holds the power to limit emissions of power plants in the U.S.