U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Greenhouse Gas Argument
October 17, 2013 6:09 PM
Up to 1,000 businesses in South Dakota could be affected by new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA is trying to enact certain regulations over CO2 and other Greenhouse Gasses in the state, but the debate is whether or not the agency has the authority to put those regulations in place. Now, the U.S. Supreme has agreed to hear the argument over the regulations and will make a decision.
"All that needs to be done is to have a good debate and discussion about whether or not this is appropriate. Discussion needs to be with elected leaders in Washington D.C. with Congress with a constitutional authority to pass laws. It needs to not be an administrative body that has a certain mindset on policy," said South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.
If the EPA wins, any business that sets off low amounts of CO2 or other gasses could be affected. That could be dry-cleaners, hospitals or even agriculture.