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Supreme Court Agrees to Consider EPA's Authority to Limit Greenhouse Gases

The court agreed to take up a challenge from coal companies and energy-producing states

FILE - This June 8, 2021 file photo shows the Supreme Court building in Washington. The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday, Oct. 4, that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion.
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The Supreme Court said Friday it will consider whether one of the federal government's plans for reducing greenhouse gases goes too far.

The court agreed to take up a challenge from coal companies and energy-producing states, led by West Virginia, that say the Environmental Protection Agency was exceeding its authority to limit carbon emissions.

They're appealing a lower court's ruling that restored some of EPA's authority after the Trump administration dialed it back.

For more on this story, go to NBC News.

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