Supreme Court Decision Is a Blow to Fighting Climate Change; CALSTART and Its Members Continue to Push for Transition to Zero Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court issued a decision today that curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate climate change, limiting how the agency can regulate power plant emissions.

The following is a statement from Jessica Olson, vice president of policy at CALSTART:

CALSTART is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA regarding EPA’s clear authority under the Clean Air Act to protect public health and welfare by regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power generation.

We are facing a climate crisis and urgently need policies that will accelerate solutions like zero-emission transportation technologies. CALSTART and our over 300 members are making significant investments in clean cars, trucks, buses, infrastructure, and innovative mobility to reduce climate pollution and grow our economy. We will continue to push for policies at the federal, state, and global level to support the transition to a cleaner transportation system.