WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court plunged on Monday into the acrimonious debate over global warming and whether the government should regulate 'greenhouse' gases, especially carbon dioxide from cars. The ruling could be one of the court's most important ever on the environment.Watch out, Big Oil! Here comes Big Coal. What does anybody want to bet the SCOTUS wingnuts find in favor of the energy producers at the cost of our children's health and the environment, even the world we know?
Spurred by states in a pollution battle with the Bush administration, the court said it would decide whether the Environmental Protection Agency is required under the federal clean air law to treat carbon dioxide from automobiles as a pollutant harmful to health.
The decision could determine how the nation addresses global warming.
Somebody should tell those lawmakers in Florida that they need not worry about offshore drilling; those platforms will be more than fifty miles away in just a few decades thanks to global warming.