Behind Biden’s EPA Power Grab

The Environmental Protection Agency has made its way with both the Clean Air Act and the US Constitution for decades. Thursday’s Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. EPA could be the beginning of the end of this baleful era. It closes the window for comprehensive climate action by federal agencies without congressional mandate.

In a 6-3 ruling by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court held that the Clean Air Act did not authorize the Clean Power Plan, or CPP, through which the Obama administration sought to force the U.S. electricity industry to switch to renewable sources. . The plan would cap each state’s total allowable greenhouse gas emissions under the banner of “operating standards” for power plants. It’s a strategy the EPA has pursued for nearly a decade as the best option for imposing climate regulations by unilateral executive action. Behind Biden’s EPA Power Grab

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