Obama EPA Suffers Humiliating Defeat at SCOTUS

25 Jun

ACGR's "News with Attitude"

6/24/2014
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“An agency has no power to ‘tailor’ legislation to bureaucratic policy goals by rewriting unambiguous statutory terms,” the Supreme Court declared Monday in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, rejecting the Obama administration’s unprecedented claim of executive power under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the Court, “EPA’s interpretation is also unreasonable because it would bring about an enormous and transformative expansion in EPA’s regulatory authority without clear congressional authorization.” His opinion was joined in full by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy. Part of his opinion was joined by the other conservative justices, while another part was joined by the liberal justices.

In its 2007 case Massachusetts v. EPA, the Supreme Court by a 5-to-4 decision held that the Environmental Protection Agency could regulate carbon dioxide and other so-called greenhouse gases as pollutants. The decision was…

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