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High Court to Hear Greenhouse-Gas Case

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Twelve states and a coalition of environmental groups sued the Bush administration in 2003 for refusing to issue regulations limiting carbon emissions from cars and power plants. On Wednesday, the case reaches the Supreme Court, where justices will hear the arguments on both sides. Soon after President Bush took office, his EPA administrator, former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, traveled to Europe to meet with the top eight European industrial powers and came to an agreement to cap carbon emissions. But when she returned to the U.S., she says, the president — under pressure from Republican senators from energy-producing states — reversed a campaign pledge to cap carbon emissions. Whitman says the decision was driven by political considerations. Read more