'The Supreme Court’s willingness to intervene in the case is an ominous sign for supporters of the plan as it suggests there are significant doubts about its legality among the conservative majority of the justices.'
Romm: 'If the Roberts court ultimately decides to kill the rule 5-4 then that decision will immediately become the leading contender for the worst Supreme Court decision in U.S. history. After all, if the nations of the world ultimately don’t avoid catastrophic warming and if the U.S. is seen as bearing a significant portion of the blame — two entirely plausible outcomes — then future generations and historians will be judging the Court’s decision while suffering in a world with a climate that has been irreversibly ruined for centuries.'
SCOTUS’s decision will send a strong signal to the countries the US worked with over two weeks in December to come to a global climate consensus. “The Clean Power Plan was an important part of US commitments in Paris,” says Joanne Spalding, chief climate counsel for the Sierra Club.
CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON, WILLIE SOON & DAVID R. LEGATES: 'The national science academies and the UN’s climate panel have profitably contrived what the late Stephen Schneider called “scary scenarios” on the basis of inadequate knowledge.Etatiste politicians and bureaucrats have gone along with them.'