The Supreme Court agrees to halt enforcement of President Obama's plan to address climate change until legal challenges are resolved, a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents who called the regulations "an unprecedented power grab."

Governor Steve Bullock:
“I have been clear that I think these rules were unfair to Montana. Given the court’s ruling today, I am putting the work of the Clean Power Plan Council on hold. What we cannot put on hold, however, is the need to address climate change and embrace Montana’s energy future, and I am committed to ensuring we do so on our own terms.”

Senator Steve Daines:
“The Supreme Court decision to issue a nationwide stay on the Obama administration’s misguided, job-killing rule is great news for Montana. The so-called Clean Power Plan will kill Montana jobs and leads our country in the wrong direction—away from being an energy leader,” Daines stated. “I appreciate Attorney General Tim Fox’s continued leadership to fight these anti-coal regulations. While this stay is great news, I will continue to keep up the fight to permanently stop President Obama’s job-killing agenda.”

Read gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte comments.

Read Montana Attorney General Tim Fox's response.