US Supreme Court puts Obama's emissions reduction plan on hold

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants pending a legal challenge.
A coalition of 27 U.S. states is suing in a lower court to halt Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and petitioned the Supreme Court to suspend its implementation until the case is resolved.
Most of the states involved are run by Obama’s Republican adversaries.
Tuesday’s ruling, backed by five of the

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