Monday, June 29, 2015

SCOTUS Rules EPA must pull back, but.....

The Supreme Court dealt President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda a major setback on Monday, ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency had erred in writing its 2012 limits on mercury pollution from power plants.
Here is the BUT:
The 5-4 decision, written by Justice Antonin Scalia, said EPA had erred in not considering costs earlier before deciding whether to write the rule.
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They did not rule on the subject of the executive branch SELF EXTENDING THEIR AUTHORITY

“It is not rational, never mind ‘appropriate,’ to impose billions of dollars in economic costs in return for a few dollars in health or environmental benefits,” Scalia wrote.

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