A Victory for Democracy

The EPA wrote a fat stack of new regulations on how coal plants are to operate in the near future that would shut a large percentage of them down.

This caused the corporations who operate them to call their lawyers and have them put the brakes on the implementation of these regulations.

Their lawyers won yesterday.

The fate of the single biggest piece of President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy was thrown into question Tuesday evening when the Supreme Court blocked the president’s carbon emissions regulation for existing power plants from moving forward.

In a 5-4 decision, the court granted the stay to 29 states and a slew of industry groups that are appealing the rule. Oral arguments at a federal appeals court in Washington will take place in June.

In August, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the rule, which mandates existing power plants reduce carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The administration estimated that once in effect, the regulation would reduce carbon dioxide pollution by 870 million tons — equal to the amount produced by 108 million homes or 166 million cars.

The Supreme Court’s decision does not mean justices will ultimately strike down the regulation, but it doesn’t bode well for the EPA.

Not a single one of these regulations was voted on by an elected representative. They were pulled straight from the wet dreams of every eco-socialist to ever warm a government office chair, typed up on official letterhead, and rubber stamped into law by bureaucrats.

The left, as you’ll see if you follow the link, is screaming both the “right-wingers hate the planet”, and the “crooked conservative justices” lines, because they hate democracy if it doesn’t serve their purposes.

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