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How Trump's Supreme Court Pick Might Hinder Climate Action

Climate and environment policies nearly always end up in court these days. They may have a harder time surviving if Amy Coney Barrett cements a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

Environmental law likely won't get the same attention as abortion or healthcare at next week's Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. But her confirmation, tilting the already-conservative court even further to the right, could have a major impact on the government's ability to address climate change.

Nearly all of President Trump's climate rollbacks have been challenged, and several are likely headed to the high And some conservative allies with ties to the fossil fuel industry say they'd like to relitigate a key decision that underpins climate regulations.

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