California is one of the States what wants to force power companies to reduce greenhouse gases, not just in the California, but very where there are power plants. However on Tuesday the US Supreme Court cast a skeptical eye toward a ground-breaking environmental case that seeks to use public nuisance law as a way to force five major power companies to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases in the fight against global warming. However, the court will not address the key issues, does greenhouse gas emission cause global warming. Only if your are a true believer in Goreism Cult of Global Warming, but the court stays away from religious issues.
The Christan Science Monitor has the rest of the story on the Courts slepticism here.
In questions from the bench during an extended 80-minute oral argument session, many of the justices expressed concern about using the judiciary to by-pass the approach to greenhouse gases embraced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Congress.
Chief Justice John Roberts said litigation against major power companies over global warming raises a wide variety of policy issues, including questions about the potential cost to the US and world economies.
I find it refreshing to learn that US Supreme County would be worrying about the cost of greenhouse gas regulations, something California Legislature and Regulators refuse to address in any realistic way.
H/T to regular reader for pointing to this article.