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Supreme Court Delivers Big Deal Decision For Freedom
« on: August 02, 2022, 10:38:33 am »
Supreme Court Delivers Big Deal Decision For Freedom
Steve Forbes, Forbes Staff - 34m ago
Overshadowed by the storm created by its abortion ruling, the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency struck a stunning, historic blow against unbridled, unaccountable bureaucratic power. The court decisively declared that the EPA had vastly exceeded its authority with regulations to force utilities to switch from fossil fuels to so-called renewables, most notably windmills and solar panels.

The Court was clear: If an unelected agency is going to issue rules that will make a major impact on society, it must have explicit authority from Congress to do so. It can’t conjure up justifications based on twisted readings of laws.

In this case, the EPA several years ago began putting arbitrary caps on greenhouse gas emissions, with the ultimate goal of making it illegal to use oil, gas or coal to generate electricity. The trouble was, there was no legal mandate to impose such sweeping changes. In fact, Congress had repeatedly refused to pass such legislation.
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