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Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal

BLACKSBURG, Va. — After years of spirited opposition from environmental activists, the Mountain Valley Pipeline — a 304-mile gas pipeline cutting through the Appalachian Mountains — was behind schedule, over budget and beset with lawsuits. As recently as February, one…

E.P.A. Describes How It Will Regulate Power Plants After Supreme Court Setback

WASHINGTON — Following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling last week limiting the government’s ability to restrict the pollution that is causing global warming, the Biden administration is planning to use other regulatory tools in hopes of achieving similar goals. A…

Spurred by the Supreme Court, a Nation Divides Along a Red-Blue Axis

As the political divide between the states becomes more pronounced, what political scientists call “sorting” may accelerate. The conservative Illinois billionaire Kenneth Griffin announced last week that he had moved to Miami from Chicago, and would take Citadel, his hedge…

The E.P.A. Ruling Goes Beyond Coal Regulation

On Thursday, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority, with its 6-3 ruling in the case of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, curtailed the power of the agency to protect the environment, and specifically to require the reductions in emissions that…

Where Does the Climate Movement Go Next?

In its latest major ruling, the Supreme Court made it harder for America to fight the climate crisis. Yesterday’s decision limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants — which, as we covered on The…

The Supreme Court’s E.P.A. Decision Is More Gloom Than Doom

On climate, as recently as several years ago, advocates had hopes of seeing a much different case reach the court and radically reshape the climate priorities of the country. In Juliana v. United States, often called “Kids v. Climate,” a…

Supreme Court Limits E.P.A.’s Ability to Restrict Power Plant Emissions

In dissent, Justice Kagan wrote that the statute at issue in the case had given the agency ample authority. “The Clean Air Act was major legislation, designed to deal with a major public policy issue,” she wrote, adding: “Congress knows…

E.P.A. Ruling Is Milestone in Long Pushback to Regulation of Business

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruling in the Environmental Protection Agency case on Thursday was a substantial victory for libertarian-minded conservatives who have worked for decades to curtail or dismantle modern-style government regulation of the economy. In striking down an…

The climate math just got harder

The Supreme Court has issued one of the most important environmental rulings ever, which will make the battle against global warming even more difficult. This newsletter is going to explain the basics of the court’s decision, and then talk to…

The Supreme Court Case That Could Doom U.S. Climate Goals

Coral Davenport contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc…

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