Montana Supreme Court denies climate petition


BILLINGS — The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a petition filed by attorneys seeking new regulations to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Siding with Attorney General Steve Bullock, justices wrote in Wednesday's order that the case raised too many questions about Montana's contribution to a global problem for a ruling on purely legal questions as sought by the plaintiffs.

"The court is ill-equipped to resolve the factual assertions presented by the petitioners," justices wrote.

Justices also rejected the plaintiffs' claim that the matter was too urgent to wait for action by a lo...

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