- Published: Monday, 07 March 2016 11:19
- Written by E&MJ News
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has put a temporary halt on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), citing ongoing litigation against the carbon emissions reduction scheme by the coal industry and other parties. The stay stops all enforcement until the suits are resolved, including one by a coalition of 27 U.S. states and several pro-coal groups. The one-page order also comes after a federal appeals court refused to put a hold on the plan late last month at the request of that same group.