The 21st Show

Reaction to SCOTUS EPA Decision

City of Springfield coal power plant

City of Springfield coal power plant Reginald Hardwick/IPM News

One of the 18 decisions released by the US Supreme Court in June 2022: West Virginia vs. Environmental Protection Agency. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of West Virginia, limiting the EPA of its power to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants. The ruling raises more questions than answers about the future of the Environmental Protection Agency, regulation at the federal level, and the next step for climate change policy.

The 21st was joined by two experts to hear how the news will affect Illinois.


Jennifer Walling
Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council (IEC)

David Dana
Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at Pritzker Law School at Northwestern University
Director, Program on Sustainability and Food and Animal Law


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