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A Supreme Court ruling earlier this month ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action to limit the amount of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere could make profound changes
April 18, 2007

A Supreme Court ruling earlier this month ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action to limit the amount of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere could make profound changes throughout the country.

The Supreme Court decision stated, "A well-documented rise in global temperatures has coincided with a significant increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels said in a press release that this ruling is "an important step forward" in protecting our climate, and that the decision should have been made earlier.

"The court said what we all know to be true: The Bush administration has had no basis for its refusal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming," Nickels said in the press release.