Reuters reports that the question for the Court is whether the EPA overstepped its bounds in regulating emissions from power plants and refineries. The EPA regulates emissions of greenhouse gas from automobiles. The Court is to determine whether such function allows the self-appointed power to regulate same from stationary sources.
Several states and business groups didn’t think so, so they appealed to the highest court in the land. The EPA has been grabbing power in the climate arena since declaring carbon a pollutant in 2007. The EPA established itself as the policing agency to regulate carbon emissions from just about anywhere as part of the Clean Air Act.
This is where the EPA saw fit to act as the gas gestapo to declare as a poison the very substance we give off from respiration. That plants need more CO2 than exists in ambient air is beside the point. That CO2 benefits food production couldn’t matter less to the EPA. It is the regulatory agency for raising money for government based on a hoax.
The question for the Supreme Court is bounded and does not address all the ills the EPA has wrought needlessly on certain industries, businesses, and individuals. The Court will simply determine whether the EPA went further than allowed by the Clean Air Act. While it is obvious to untold Americans that it did, it remains to be seen whether the Supreme Court will think so too.
It’s a start. It marks the beginning of unspringing the tension the agency brings to any industry that emits anything into the air during production. Such tensions have hamstrung the energy industry in this country particularly, and generally the industries that use energy to produce their goods, namely any productive industry out there.
It’s time the Supreme Court stood up to its job – to protect the people from government agencies gone rogue. The EPA takes title as the worst.
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