Supreme Court Strikes Down Overreaching Power of Biden’s Bureaucrats

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overreaching Power of Biden’s Bureaucrats

June 30, 2022

Today, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to enforce punishing regulations that impose the climate agenda. The case, West Virginia vs. EPA, centered on the agency’s authority to enforce climate standards for the energy sector. In a 6 to 3 decision, the court sided with the state and not the EPA.

The New York Times writes on the historic decision: “The ruling appeared to curtail the agency’s ability to regulate the energy sector, limiting it to measures like emission controls at individual power plants and, unless Congress acts, ruling out more ambitious approaches like a cap-and-trade system.” 

The effects of this decision could be far-reaching as the court has now dictated limits on Biden’s unelected bureaucrats. This is a massive loss for the eco-left in DC. The trickle-down effects of this decision could limit other agencies like the Department of Energy, Interior, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and others.

Power The Future executive director and founder Daniel Turner praised the decision. “This ruling is a huge victory for anyone who supports American energy independence. If the environmental left really wants to shut down these critical energy products, they need to do it via the legislative process, which currently can’t get past their own party, let alone the American public. If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that critical energy decisions shouldn’t be in the hands of political ideologues in Washington.”