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Going to court over climate change

Should the government regulate greenhouse gas as a pollutant? As the Supreme Court takes on one such case, Amanda Leigh Haag finds out who's suing whom.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Massachusetts v. EPA. A decision should come next year. Credit: Supreme court of the U.S.


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