Monthly Archives: February 2016

The US Supreme Court and the Future of the Paris Climate Change Agreement

On February 9, 2016, the US Supreme Court, in an extraordinary interim decision, stayed the the Clean Power Plan that had been announced by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in August 2015. The 5-4 decision halts the implementation of the Plan pending judicial review in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. It was handed down after the D.C. Circuit had denied a similar request. Continue reading