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Supreme Court signals that it will toss out global-warming lawsuit brought by California, other states

April 19, 2011 | 11:59 am

California is one of six states behind a global-warming lawsuit that U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated Tuesday they would throw out.

The justices plan to act with the support of the Obama administration.

Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal urged the justices to end the lawsuit against coal-fired power plants, insisting that the problem of global warming and greenhouse gases is too big and unwieldy for a single judge to handle. Instead, the problem should be addressed by the Environmental Protection Agency, he said.

Read the complete story on the lawsuit.


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