NAHB Praises Supreme Court Decision

Washington, DC, Oct. 17, 2013 -- The National Association of Home Builders has praised the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear a case about planned regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The case, American Chemistry Council, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, involves EPA's plan to regulate the emissions via the Clean Air Act.

“Because of the way EPA has interpreted the statute, many NAHB members might be forced to obtain an expensive pre-construction permit for greenhouse gas emissions, which would bring most multifamily and mixed-use development to a halt. Some single-family and potentially even master-planned community development would also be affected,” NAHB said in a press release.

Oral argument will be held in February and a decision is expected in late spring.