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South Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules
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South Dakota officials laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials are praising action by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants.

Justices have put the rules on hold while a legal challenge proceeds. The White House issued a statement saying it disagreed with the decision.

President Barack Obama last August unveiled rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. South Dakota is part of a coalition of nearly 30 states that sued.

Attorney General Marty Jackley says the federal government’s Clean Power plan is an “overreach,” and the Supreme Court stay is welcome.

U.S. Sen. John Thune also says the court action is “welcome news for American families.”

In related news, Obama vows to press ahead after Clean Power Plan setback.

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