More good news: Supreme Court curtails EPA’s authority

The Supreme Court rules that the EPA does not have unlimited powers to make rules in accordance with THEIR interpretation of legislation. If new rules are required, the legislature should pass new laws. It is a curtailment of the executive branch, which you would think that Congress would applaud, but the Democrats don’t. What it amounts to is a curtailment of the Green New Deal.

Supreme Court curtails EPA’s authority to fight climate change

By a vote of 6-3, the court agreed with Republican-led states and coal companies that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was wrong when it interpreted the Clean Air Act to give the EPA expansive power over carbon emissions. The decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, was handed down on the final opinion day of the 2021-22 term.

Two different and conflicting sets of regulations – neither of which is currently in effect – were at issue in the case, known as West Virginia v. EPA. In 2015, the Obama administration adopted the Clean Power Plan, which sought to combat climate change by reducing carbon pollution from power plants – for example, by shifting electricity production to natural-gas plants or wind farms. The CPP set individual goals for each state to cut power-plant emissions by 2030. But in 2016, the Supreme Court put the CPP on hold in response to a challenge by several states and private parties.

Jonathan Turley opines:


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5 Responses to More good news: Supreme Court curtails EPA’s authority

  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    The Supreme Court has been HITTING IT OUT OF THE PARK.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lucille says:

    Such wonderful news! Let’s pray that the SCOTUS remains on the path to return our nation to its roots.

    It’s certainly interesting how Jonathan Turley has become so vocal in recent years. He’s one of the few Dems of note who is honorable enough to tell the truth. I don’t doubt that he’s lost friends over his present stance in favor of Constitutionalism which Dems interpret as being “anti-democratic.”

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  3. texan59 says:

    WP hung me up in teh spam! Not hard to figure out what they don’t like. 😉


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