September 22, 2023

BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Huge EPA Regulations

Liberals are creative in their application of social causes to help bring their dream of a government-run Utopia into the realm of possibility.

Nothing is too outlandish to use for the purpose of grabbing more power for the federal government and restricting the freedom of the individual.

One favorite tool used by the left to gain power over the means of production is the environment. The EPA creates legislation that controls how companies produce their goods, and those that refuse to comply are fined and taxed, forcing them to fall in line.  All of this is done in the name of protecting the planet.

The EPA has attempted a massive power grab with the development of the Clean Air Act, which required permits for businesses in certain industries that produce greenhouse gases. The restrictions contained in the legislation would’ve cost thousands of jobs, which isn’t something the country can afford at the moment.

Fortunately, the Supreme Court struck down this requirement, stating that the EPA was exceeding its authority.

A divided Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration Monday from requiring permits for some industries that spew greenhouse gases, but the ruling won’t prohibit other means of regulating the pollutant that causes global warming.

The court’s conservative wing ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority by changing the emissions threshold for greenhouse gases in the Clean Air Act. That action can only be taken by Congress, Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion said.

The 5-4 ruling, which partially reverses a 2012 federal appeals court decision, represents a moral victory for industry and state government opponents of the federal regulations. They have complained that the rules could cost billions of dollars to implement and threaten thousands of jobs.

But the court said the EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions from industries already required to get permits for other forms of emissions. As a result, Scalia said, the agency will be able to regulate sources responsible for 83% of all greenhouse gases emitted from stationary sources nationwide.

To go further and require permits for all industries, Scalia said, “would contradict the principle that Congress, not the president, makes the law, and would undermine the separation of powers that is crucial to our constitutional system of government.”

Good. It’s about time the Supreme Court starts doing its job to rein in power hungry government agencies like the EPA, which have done massive damage to businesses and the economy.

While no one would argue that mankind needs to take better care of the planet, free market solutions are always the way to go. Free market answers preserve freedom, create jobs, stimulate the economy, and safeguard the environment. As Reagan once said, government isn’t the solution, it’s the problem. Hopefully more common sense rulings will come down from the highest court in the land to help protect our liberty to own and operate a business.

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