Federal Agency Actions Following the Supreme Court's Climate Change Decision: A Chronology Metadata
Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.
- Main Title Federal Agency Actions Following the Supreme Court's Climate Change Decision: A Chronology
Author: Meltz, RobertCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Legislative Attorney/Acting Section Research Manager
Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
- Creation: 2010-12-23
- Content Description: On April 2, 2007, the Supreme Court rendered one of its most important environmental decisions of all time. In Massachusetts v. EPA, the Court held that greenhouse gases (GHGs), widely viewed as contributing to climate change, constitute "air pollutants" as that phrase is used in the Clean Air Act (CAA). As a result, said the Court, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had improperly denied a petition seeking CAA regulation of GHGs from new motor vehicles by saying the agency lacked authority over such emissions. This report presents a chronology of major federal agency actions, mainly by EPA, in the wake of Massachusetts v. EPA.
- Physical Description: 10 pages.
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Greenhouse gases
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Air pollution
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Air pollution control
- Place Name: United States
Name: Congressional Research Service ReportsCode: CRSR
Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents DepartmentCode: UNTGD
- CRS Report Number: R41103
- Accession or Local Control No: R41103_2010Dec23
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc491528