SCOTUS Has One More Blockbuster Decision to Make

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This one is a finding on a case brought by West Virginia and some coal companies against the EPA. The case could see an end of "alphabet agencies" being able to "rule by fiat" instead of Congress being the ones to create "rules."

One More Blockbuster Supreme Court Decision Could Still be Coming

From the linked story above:

"Believe it or not, overturning Roe v. Wade may not be the Supreme Court’s most dramatic decision this year. Instead, its ruling on West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency could prove far more consequential. It could literally upend how our government works.

For the better.

West Virginia vs. the EPA asks whether important policies that impact the lives of all Americans should be made by unelected D.C. bureaucrats or by Congress. This SCOTUS could well decide that ruling by executive agency fiat is no longer acceptable.

The case involves the Clean Power Plan, which was adopted under President Barack Obama to fight climate change; the program was estimated to cost as much as $33 billion per year and would have completely reordered our nation’s power grid. The state of West Virginia, joined by two coal companies and others, sued the EPA, arguing the plan was an abuse of power.

By deciding in favor of West Virginia, the court could begin to rein in the vast powers of the alphabet agencies in D.C. that run our lives and return it to legislators whom we elect to create…legislation. Just as the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that abortion laws are more appropriately left up to the people’s elected representatives, it may decide in West Virginia vs. EPA that Congress, and not federal agencies, should write our laws.

A decision that puts Congress in charge would stall environmental rules intended to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. Legislators, back in the driver’s seat, would have to debate and go public with the consequences – and costs -- of regulations that are now adopted with little buy-in from the public.

To further their climate agenda, Democrats have been able to hide the full-in price tag of abandoning oil and gas as our main energy sources by creating tax subsidies for renewables. If consumers had to pay the real cost of wind and solar power, they might not be so enthusiastic about what President Joe Biden calls the great "transition."

But the case goes beyond environmental regulations."
 

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This one is a finding on a case brought by West Virginia and some coal companies against the EPA. The case could see an end of "alphabet agencies" being able to "rule by fiat" instead of Congress being the ones to create "rules."

One More Blockbuster Supreme Court Decision Could Still be Coming

From the linked story above:

"Believe it or not, overturning Roe v. Wade may not be the Supreme Court’s most dramatic decision this year. Instead, its ruling on West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency could prove far more consequential. It could literally upend how our government works.

For the better.

West Virginia vs. the EPA asks whether important policies that impact the lives of all Americans should be made by unelected D.C. bureaucrats or by Congress. This SCOTUS could well decide that ruling by executive agency fiat is no longer acceptable.

The case involves the Clean Power Plan, which was adopted under President Barack Obama to fight climate change; the program was estimated to cost as much as $33 billion per year and would have completely reordered our nation’s power grid. The state of West Virginia, joined by two coal companies and others, sued the EPA, arguing the plan was an abuse of power.

By deciding in favor of West Virginia, the court could begin to rein in the vast powers of the alphabet agencies in D.C. that run our lives and return it to legislators whom we elect to create…legislation. Just as the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that abortion laws are more appropriately left up to the people’s elected representatives, it may decide in West Virginia vs. EPA that Congress, and not federal agencies, should write our laws.

A decision that puts Congress in charge would stall environmental rules intended to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. Legislators, back in the driver’s seat, would have to debate and go public with the consequences – and costs -- of regulations that are now adopted with little buy-in from the public.

To further their climate agenda, Democrats have been able to hide the full-in price tag of abandoning oil and gas as our main energy sources by creating tax subsidies for renewables. If consumers had to pay the real cost of wind and solar power, they might not be so enthusiastic about what President Joe Biden calls the great "transition."

But the case goes beyond environmental regulations."
I read that earlier today, we can only hope.
 

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I’ve been complaining about this issue for years on this board and others.
Elected officials are no longer accountable for the burdens placed on us by unelected bureaucrats.
If SCOTUS puts this responsibility back on the members of congress it should produce better representatives and hopefully will end the careers of politicians not focused on those they represent.
 

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I’ve been complaining about this issue for years on this board and others.
Elected officials are no longer accountable for the burdens placed on us by unelected bureaucrats.
If SCOTUS puts this responsibility back on the members of congress it should produce better representatives and hopefully will end the careers of politicians not focused on those they represent.

That would be fantastic. No more diverting the blame on unaccountable unelected agencies. The politians would get all the heat.
 

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