One year ago, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had to rule immediately on whether it intended to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. One year later, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson has continued to drag his heels, leading 17 states to file suit against the EPA today for flouting the Supreme Court’s ruling. The lawsuit seeks to compel the EPA to act within 60 days.
(Via Think Progress)
UPDATE: Reuters is reporting that 18 states (not 17) are suing the EPA, as well as officials from three cities and at 11 environmental groups.