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LCV Statement on West Virginia v. EPA Supreme Court Hearing

Feb 28, 2022

Mika Hyer,, 940-783-2230

Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s West Virginia v. EPA oral argument at the Supreme Court, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from LCV Board Chair and former EPA administrator, Carol M. Browner:

“It is concerning that the Supreme Court is even considering a case that threatens to undermine the fight against climate change and EPA’s ability to require polluters to reduce dangerous emissions that threaten public health, public safety, workers’ rights and communities. Our nation’s highest court should follow the law and the science. The Supreme Court has already upheld EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas pollution under the Clean Air Act. The Supreme Court must interpret the law as Congress actually wrote it and recognize EPA’s authority to ensure strong protections in the most cost effective manner. As the latest IPCC report released this morning indicated, we cannot continue to delay tackling the climate crisis. We must find solutions for a more equitable and just clean energy future.”