Scalia Vacancy Boosts Prospects for Obama's Carbon-Cutting Plan

  • Late Supreme Court justice had voted to halt emissions rules
  • A 4-4 deadlock would leave lower court's decision in place

The Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death improves the outlook for President Barack Obama’s controversial plan to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants, just a week after the court raised doubts about its viability.

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