SCOTUS Delivers Major Blow to Biden Climate Agenda

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling in the case of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. The 6–3 ruling sides with West Virginia, which sought to limit the Clean Air Act.At issue were the EPA’s plans to use regulation to “reduce carbon pollution mostly by moving production to cleaner sources.” Once the EPA determined this course of action, they began to limit allowable emissions from fossil fuel production. They enacted goals that they viewed as a “ ‘reasonable’ amount of shift which it based on modeling how much more electricity both natural gas and renewable sources could supply without causing undue cost increases or reducing the overall power supply.“The Clean Air Act authorized the EPA to “regulate power plans by setting a ‘standard of performance’ for their emission of certain pollutants into the air.” Chief Justice Roberts wrote in his opinion: “Since passage of the Act 50 years ago, EPA has exercised this authority by setting performance standards based on measures that would reduce pollution by causing plants to operate more cleanly. In 2015, however, EPA issued a new rule concluding that the ‘be …

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