In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court issued an order yesterday staying the Clean Power Plan, which is widely regarded as the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s effort to address climate change. The order temporarily halts the U.S. EPA from implementing the rule while litigation over its legality plays out in federal court. The D.C. Circuit has issued an expedited briefing schedule, and is expected to rule on the merits of the Plan by the fall. If the case goes to the Supreme Court, it would not issue its final decision until well after the next President takes office.
Read more about the Supreme Court’s stay order here.