Supreme Court blocks Obama climate change rules


The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt President Barack Obama a blow by moving to temporarily block his administration's rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Reacting to a lawsuit from 29 states, as well as the energy industry, justices blocked the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan from going forward while the rule is challenged in court.

The decision means that Obama now has two major legacy actions -- immigration and climate change -- stuck in the court system with the specter of a Republican taking over the White House in January.