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Supreme Court Blocks Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a stay on the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule in a decision issued on February 9, halting efforts by the Obama administration to impose costly regulations on the nation’s energy industry until a final ruling on the legality of CPP can be delivered. The SCOTUS ruling is the result of multiple legal efforts made by 27 states and dozens of business, labor, consumer, and public-interest groups who say CPP is harmful for the nation’s economy...

Farm Bureau Fights Federal Land Grab in Chesapeake Bay Region

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to a lower court’s decision to allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate land use and development decisions within the Chesapeake Bay watershed under the Clean Water Act (CWA). At issue in American Farm Bureau Federation v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is EPA’s Chesapeake Blueprint, a plan to regulate the runoff of phosphorous, nitrogen, and sediment into the Chesapeake Bay...

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