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Constitutional Law Keyed to Stone
Massachusetts v. EPA
Citation:549 U.S. 497 (2007)
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Section 202(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act provides that the EPA Administrator shall regulate emissions of air pollutants from new motor vehicles or new motor vehicle engines that cause or contribute to air pollution that might endanger public health or welfare. The plaintiffs, calling global warming “the most pressing environmental challenge of our time,” sued the EPA, arguing that its failure to regulate motor vehicle emissions violated the Clean Air Act. The EPA argued that Plaintiffs lacked standing.
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