ByKevin Sheekey

‘Extreme Court’.

Latest Supreme Court Ruling: Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Authority Curbed as Supreme Court Sides with Coal

A deeply divided US Supreme Court restricted the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to curb greenhouse gases from power plants, siding with coal-mining companies and Republican-led states in a blow to President Joe Biden’s climate-change agenda.

“This decision marks the second time in a week that the Supreme Court has turned back the clock to darker days that have dangerous implications for public health,” Mike Bloomberg said.

“Over the last decade, we’ve been able to retire more than two-thirds of U.S. coal plants, while also expanding access to clean, affordable energy. That progress has saved many thousands of lives, and has been driven by communities standing up and demanding leaders put public health above special interests.”

“Coal’s days are numbered, clean energy is the future, and we won’t let this backward-looking Supreme Court decision stand in our way,” Mike said.

The decision limits the agency’s available tools amid increasing evidence that climate change is causing rising sea levels and more extreme weather patterns. The ruling could have a broad impact and affect other regulatory agencies.

Coming Soon: Harvard Affirmative Action, Gay Rights Cases Are Next Up at Supreme Court

US Politics.

Read of the Week: The Vanishing Moderate Democrat

US Representative Josh Gottheimer, a Democrat from northern New Jersey, was elected to Congress in 2016. He won against a seven-term Republican incumbent, in a district in which Donald Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton, and was one of the Democrats’ few bright spots that year.

But now, the Democrats most at risk of extinction this November are Gottheimer and his fellow House moderates.

He says, “the far right is trying to do everything they can to equate many of us to the socialist left,” and he’s worried his constituents will start to believe it.

The challenge for Gottheimer and his fellow moderates, however, is not just to define what they are not, but what they actually are. While there is a growing group of Democrats who believe that their party needs to become more moderate, it’s not clear that any of them agree on — or, in some cases, even know — what it means to be a moderate Democrat anymore.

Weekend Guide.

London Pride: Best Places to Watch Saturday’s Pride Parade Through Central London

Celebrating July 4: Where to Watch the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Over New York City

The show will begin Monday night at 9:25PM ET, when over 65,000 shells (almost 2,000 per minute) will be launched off five different barges on the East River.

Some of the best places to watch include: Transmitter Park, Bushwick Inlet Park and Marsha P. Johnson State Park in Brooklyn and Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City. Here’s where to watch other fireworks in the region.

Washington, DC: How to Watch the Fireworks Over the National Mall Monday Night

Boston: Boston Pops July Fourth Show Returns for 1st Time in 3 Years

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will be broadcast live nationally on Bloomberg TV and radio on Monday at 8PM ET.

Best of Late Night.

On the 15th anniversary of the iPhone:

‌”Today is the iPhone’s 15 birthday. Which means right now Nokia is in a bar somewhere going, ’15 years ago I was on top of the world!’”
— Jimmy Fallon

“I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since Apple revolutionized the way we raise our kids.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“The iPhone is so popular that it single-handedly turned Apple, and rice, into a trillion dollar industry.”
— Jimmy Fallon

‌”It’s been a tough couple of days for the Giuliani family. First, Rudy Giuliani claimed that he was assaulted at a grocery store, but security footage showed that it was more of a pat on his back. And then, last night, Rudy’s son Andrew Giuliani lost the Republican primary for New York governor. His biggest weakness? Name recognition.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“NBC is coming out with an 8-part series on dinosaurs called ‘Surviving Earth.’ Spoiler alert: they don’t.”
— Jimmy Fallon

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