Today on the show, guest host Nate Carlin takes up West Virginia v. EPA, the recent Supreme Court decision that limits the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide emissions related to climate change.
Topics discussed include the Clean Air Act and regulating air pollution, the major questions doctrine (which was formally invoked for the first time in this SCOTUS decision), and what this all means for the future of congressional action to mitigate the climate crisis.
Lisa Song is a reporter at ProPublica, where she reports on the environment, energy, and climate change. Previously, she covered climate science and environmental health at InsideClimate News.
Steph Tai is a law professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where they work on administrative and environmental law and the role science plays in informing law.