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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rebuked the Bush administration Monday for its inaction on global warming in a decision that could lead to more fuel-efficient cars as early as next year.
The court, in a 5-4 ruling in its first case on climate change, declared that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.
Originally posted by WellSee
It's been a while since 8th grade US history, but I thought the US Supreme court only ruled on the constitutionality of laws. Is declaring carbon dioxide an air pollutant (duh) relevant to the Constitution?
Global warming is a problem (yes, it is), but it looks to me like the court is doling out political and social commentary from the bench.