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John G. Roberts, Jr.

Supreme Court is urged to halt Obama's climate change rules

The Supreme Court is being asked to make a quick decision on another of President Obama's far-reaching regulations and to put on hold climate-change rules that would force a 32% cutback in carbon emissions by 2030.

Lawyers for West Virginia, Texas and 24 other mostly Republican states filed an emergency appeal Tuesday night with Chief Justice John G. Roberts that calls Obama's plan an "unprecedented power grab by the Environmental Protection Agency that seeks to reorder the nation's energy grid."

In particular, they say the Clean Power Plan rule, adopted last year, would force many states to shut down older coal-burning power plants and switch to wind and solar...