Attorney David Hayes talks effects of SCOTUS warming decision on EPA, Congress
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in Massachusetts vs. EPA, siding with 11 states and forcing U.S. EPA to consider regulating greenhouse gases. What does this ruling mean for the future of climate change legislation in the United States? How will EPA's practices be affected by the ruling? And how will the Bush administration react as it nears the end of its term? During today's OnPoint, David Hayes, partner and global chair of Latham & Watkins' Environment, Land & Resources practice and former deputy secretary of the Interior, discusses the case in detail. He talks about some of the surprises of the court's decision and discusses what the ruling may mean for other pending cases.