Supreme Court to hear emissions appeal case

| 6/27/2006

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a ruling that stated the Environmental Protection Agency does not have to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles – including trucks – sold in the United States.

The controversial decision to hear the case arrived Monday, June 26, despite strident opposition from the Bush Administration to keep the case out of the high court’s hands.

The case originated in 1999, when a group of environmentalists petitioned the EPA to regulate CO2 emissions. The request was denied, and that decision was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, The Los Angeles Times reported.