June 28, 2024

Supreme Court Halts EPA Regulatory Rule

Joe Biden’s climate change agenda has taken yet another significant blow, this time from the Supreme Court.

On Thursday, the court handed down a ruling that halts an EPA rule on limiting interstate pollution.

The new rule will be blocked until the case works its way through the lower courts.

Let It Be Litigated

Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia initially brought the case to block a new EPA rule that would have restricted interstate air pollution.

The ruling came down 5-4, with, once again, Trump-appointed Justice Amy Coney Barrett walking across the aisle to side with the liberal justices.

Justice Gorsuch penned the majority opinion, stating, “At oral argument, even the government refused to say with certainty that EPA would have reached the same conclusions regardless of which States were included in the [Federal Implementation Plan].”

EPA Administrator Michael Regan was clearly disappointed in the ruling, but he believes that as this plays out in the courts, the EPA will eventually win its case.

He stated, “We believe that states should take responsibility and not pollute neighboring states.

“Pollution doesn’t respect borders.”

Well, for that matter, neither does this administration, but I digress.

Environmental groups were livid over the decision.

For example, the Sierra Club stated, “Contrary to what some of the Justices seem to believe, human lives are infinitely more important than corporate compliance costs with basic, decade-old air pollution standards.

“Our most vulnerable are at risk from this dangerous pollution crossing from one state to another, and that the Court is turning away from an approach to protecting air quality it itself had blessed just ten years ago should concern us all.”

Since Joe Biden got his clock cleaned during the debate, and Trump pretty much destroyed the Democrat narrative on abortion against him, my guess is that climate change will be among the top issues that Democrats push to try to get votes back for Biden.

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