Supreme Court backs power plants over fish

The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may consider whether protecting fish and other aquatic creatures...

The court ruled 6-3 that such cost-benefit decisions are allowed under the Clean Water Act as the agency moved to require more than 500 older power plants to upgrade the ways they draw water to cool machinery. Water-intake systems kill 3.4 billion fish and shellfish each year, the EPA estimated. Full Story »

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Katie Rose
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by Katie Rose - Apr. 14, 2009

Not a very in-depth look at the issue behind the court's decision nor why it is so important (difference between two administrations' policies). But a concise report of the ruling.

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