This New York Times editorial applauds President Obama’s announcement yesterday of new, 30% higher fuel economy standards. The Times calls it a win-win-win: less dependence on foreign oil, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and reduced driver costs. Yet some in Congress want to overturn E.P.A.’s jurisdiction.
A landmark legal decision has overwhelmingly justified every human being’s right to a healthy environment. The huge victory by young climate activists in Montana is a win for young people all over the world whose future will undeniably be shaped by the effects of climate change. The case,