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Offline Elderberry

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A decision bigger than guns and abortion looms
« on: June 10, 2022, 01:36:27 am »
Don Surber 6/7/2022

The Supreme Court case that matters the most this year is West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency.

Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey challenged the EPA's authority to regulate carbon dioxide, which is a nutrient not a pollutant. The decision will make Poca, West Virginia, the center of the universe for one news cycle because the John Amos Power Plant (named for a local politician, not the actor) serves as a backdrop to the Home of the Poca Dots.

The plant runs on coal. Morrisey is protecting the right of West Virginians to mine coal and burn it to make electricity.

The New Republic summed up the case through the lens of the hysterical left.

TNR said, "The justices heard oral arguments in March in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. At issue in that case is a phantasmal back-and-forth battle between the EPA, power plants, and red-state attorneys general over a defunct carbon emission rule drafted two presidencies ago.

"There are two big questions in the case. First, can the EPA regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act? The Supreme Court appears poised to say no, which could make it all but impossible for the U.S. to meet the international climate change commitments to which it has agreed.

"Second, how will the Supreme Court say no if it does? Some of the conservative justices have invoked something called the major-questions doctrine to rule that federal agencies are acting outside of their congressionally authorized mandates, which those justices happen to interpret pretty narrowly these days. If all of that sounds like a boring milestone in the conservatives’ campaign against federal regulatory agencies, then the good news is that it will all matter a lot less if Earth becomes uninhabitable in the next century."


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Re: A decision bigger than guns and abortion looms
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2022, 01:38:29 am »
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
    I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

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Re: A decision bigger than guns and abortion looms
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2022, 10:15:12 am »
 :bkmk:  This could affect all segments of traditional energy, as well as coal.
How God must weep at humans' folly! Stand fast! God knows what he is doing!
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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

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