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Court Decision Leaves Biden With Few Tools to Combat Climate Change

By Coral Davenport

30 Jun 2022 · 8 min read

Editor's Note

The U.S. is the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gasses. The NYT explains why Biden—after yet another highly controversial Supreme Court ruling—has lost power to do much about it.

WASHINGTON — One by one, the tools available to President Joe Biden to fight climate change are being stripped away.

After a Supreme Court decision Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency will have less authority to limit carbon dioxide from power plants, a major source in this country of the pollution that is dangerously heating the planet.

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