The National Association of Home Builders said it is happy that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take a case questioning the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

 "Because of the way EPA has interpreted the statute, many NAHB members might be forced to obtain an expensive pre-construction permit for greenhouse gas emissions, which would bring most multifamily and mixed-use development to a halt,” said association Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder and developer from Charlotte, N.C. “Some single-family and potentially even master-planned community development would also be affected."