Monday, April 6, 2009
Surpreme Court Rules on EPA's Power
The supreme court recently decreed that the EPA (environmental protection agency)could make its own rulings on whether protecting fish and other aquatic life is worth the cost required to upgrade the plants causing the pollution under the clean water act. While this direct ruling resulted in the retrofitting of 500 plants it has massive implications in how it will be used as a precedent for future rulings. The act of allowing the EPA to have increased direct regulation of corporations is a big legal step and could prove to have major consequences for the environmental policy of the future.