[Ed. – A fully accurate rendering is that SCOTUS denied the appellants cert. That means the ruling by Kavanaugh and his fellow judge in a 2-1 majority on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals stands.]
The biggest news from today’s deliberations may have already taken place. The court denied cert on an appeal of a 2017 Kavanaugh ruling from the DC circuit that struck down a Barack Obama administration rule relating to greenhouse gases:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned aside appeals of a 2017 lower court ruling by its newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, that struck down an environmental rule imposed under former President Barack Obama regulating a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change.
The appeals had been brought by an environmental group and companies that supported the 2015 rule that had limited hydrofluorocarbons, which are used in a variety of products including spray cans and air conditioners. …
“However much we might sympathize or agree with EPA’s policy objectives, EPA may act only within the boundaries of its statutory authority,” Kavanaugh wrote in the ruling.