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Supreme Court Slows Obama ‘War on Coal’

“One would not say that it is even rational, never mind ‘appropriate,’ to impose billions of dollars in economic costs in return for a few dollars in health or environmental benefits,” writes Justice Antonin Scalia for the majority that included Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

A bulldozer works a coal mound at the Appalachian Electric Power coal-fired Big Sandy Power Plant June 3, 2014 in Cattletsburg, Kentucky. New regulations on carbon emissions proposed by the Obama administration have reportedly angered politicians on both sides of the aisle in energy-producing states such as Kentucky and West …