Montana Attorney General Tim Fox was jubilant over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday afternoon to halt Implementation of the EPA’s carbon regulations.

"The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to halt implementation of the EPA’s carbon regulations is a clear victory for Montana and the 27 other states that are challenging those regulations in court.,” Fox said. “Today’s ruling will prevent Montana families, energy workers, businesses, and public agencies from bearing the burden of regulations that we believe will be overturned ultimately.”

Fox said the decision keeps the EPA from implementing what many believe to be illegal authority over energy producers in Montana and other western states.

"The EPA cannot implement their carbon regulations pending the outcome of the case in federal court," he said. "The case won't be fully and finally decided at the United State Supreme Court until possibly next year. It's a big win for the states, but we have a long way to go, and we'll have to continue to litigate the merits."