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Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:22 AM

Supreme Court Rules that EPA can't regulate emissions.


Supreme Court curbs EPA's ability to fight climate change
Source: CNN

The Supreme Court curbed the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, a major defeat for the Biden administration's attempts to slash emissions at a moment when scientists are sounding alarms about the accelerating pace of global warming.

In addition, the court cut back agency authority in general invoking the so-called "major questions" doctrine -- a ruling that will impact the federal government's authority to regulate in other areas of climate policy, as well as regulation of the internet and worker safety.
The ruling was 6-3. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the conservative majority, with the three liberal justices dissenting.
This story is breaking and will be updated.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com

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Reply Supreme Court Rules that EPA can't regulate emissions. (Original post)
hedda_foil Jun 2022 OP
OrlandoDem2 Jun 2022 #1
dchill Jun 2022 #2
RKP5637 Jun 2022 #3
Diamond_Dog Jun 2022 #4
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2022 #5
Igel Jun 2022 #19
Ocelot II Jun 2022 #6
sop Jun 2022 #12
Ocelot II Jun 2022 #15
The Magistrate Jun 2022 #16
emulatorloo Jun 2022 #7
Kid Berwyn Jun 2022 #8
dchill Jun 2022 #9
c-rational Jun 2022 #10
d_b Jun 2022 #11
intheflow Jun 2022 #14
Bayard Jun 2022 #13
Deminpenn Jun 2022 #17
Novara Jun 2022 #18
Igel Jun 2022 #20
RANDYWILDMAN Jun 2022 #21

Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:23 AM

1. May the 6 Reich wing justices burn in hell...after we all burn on Earth!

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:24 AM

2. The Extreme Court strikes again!

Conservative=insane.

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:24 AM

3. They want to speed ahead toward their rapture. Pollute earth beyond life. n/t

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:29 AM

4. I hate being under the thumb of these idiots

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:31 AM

5. What the fuck is the purposes of the EPA?

If it cannot regulate the amount of pollutants that go into the atmosphere? Or in the water we drink?

Expand the Court!

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 02:02 PM

19. It can.

Just not carbon dioxide from pre-existing sources, using the text of the particular law that they claimed gave them authority.

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:32 AM

6. It really has little to do with the environment. The court is trying to restrict

or even eliminate the delegation doctrine completely - how broad is the ability of federal agencies to enact rules.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 10:10 AM

12. This decision will also affect other government agencies.

"The Delegation doctrine is a principle limiting Congress's ability to transfer its legislative power to another governmental branch, especially the executive branch. This is based on the separation-of-powers concept. It says that the power to declare whether or not there shall be a law, to determine the general policy to be achieved by the law, and to fix the limits within the limits within which the law shall operate is vested by the constitution in the legislature and it shall not be delegated. Therefore any statute conferring excessive legislative power is invalid because it is unconstitutional to delegate powers. Delegation is permitted only if Congress prescribes clear and adequate standards to guide an executive agency in making the policy."

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Response to sop (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 10:32 AM

15. Exactly. Conservatives have always hated the delegation doctrine.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 10:32 AM

16. Exactly, Ma'am

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:36 AM

7. They rule on whim, not the law.

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:37 AM

8. An homage to Big Oil & Cars.

While responsible for making the planet inhospitable to life, now immune.

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:37 AM

9. Their ultimate position is that Federal Government is not...

...a thing. Only the States, in their ultimate wisdom, can make any law or regulation. And of course regulation is bad because it might be applied to a militia - or other religion-related activity.

The Supreme Court has today proved that they are bad for civilization. Congratulations.

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 09:51 AM

10. Another gut punch. These radicals need to be run out of town.

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 10:04 AM

11. SCOTUS making shit up as they go

The Republicans who made shit up to get them there. Denying precedent, lying under oath, and turning the court into a right-wing cookie jar.

And now pollution has more rights than women.

Itís an illegitimate court ó pack the motherfucker. Fight back, or hand the party over to those with the stomach for it.

Enough is enough.

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Response to d_b (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 10:21 AM

14. Preach!! n/t

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 10:21 AM

13. I have a problem with portraying the sane justices,

As the, "liberal," judges. I have to worry about their blood pressure levels, with trying to maintain their sanity at this point.

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 10:40 AM

17. SCOTUS is too late

Too much is environmental policy is already baked in. Only the dying WVa coal industry continues to want to pollute.

US industry discovered awhile ago that polluting the enviroment is bad for business. Capitalism at work as it were.

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 10:42 AM

18. By all means, let's not let scientists do their jobs. Let's leave it up to people who know nothing..

.... about pollutants and what they do to people and the environment.

As an environmental scientist this infuriates me.

Of course, everything the court does infuriates me.

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Response to Novara (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 02:04 PM

20. The court said that Biden can end the "remain in Mexico" policy.

That statute and Constitution were fairly clear, as written, giving the President that authority.

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Response to hedda_foil (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 02:06 PM

21. Another decision for the rich and powerful

great job supreme court very consistent

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