On Thursday, two significant Supreme Court decisions were handed down.
The first was a major victory for Joe Biden and Democrats on the immigration front, with the Remain Mexico rule getting tossed.
The second decision centered around EPA regulations, and it caused quite the meltdown.
End It All
AOC led the charge, saying that we not only needed to create an exception for the filibuster but end it altogether…
Catastrophic. A filibuster carveout is not enough. We need to reform or do away with the whole thing, for the sake of the planet. https://t.co/if8PIbfs42
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2022
The ruling means that the EPA cannot impose overzealous power plant restrictions without proper congressional legislation.
The majority opinion stated, “Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day.’
“But it is not plausible that Congress gave EPA the authority to adopt on its own such a regulatory scheme in Section 111(d).
“A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body.”
Justice Kegan penned the dissent, stating, “The subject matter of the regulation here makes the Court’s intervention all the more troubling. Whatever else this Court may know about, it does not have a clue about how to address climate change.
“And let’s say the obvious: The stakes here are high. Yet the Court today prevents congressionally authorized agency action to curb power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions.
“The Court appoints itself—instead of Congress or the expert agency—the decision maker on climate policy. I cannot think of many things more frightening. Respectfully, I dissent.”
Her opinion is both wrong and disturbing.
She all but says she is a climate change activist between the lines, and I find that far more “frightening” than the court’s opinion.
This may be a significant blow to the Democrat climate change agenda, but the idea of ending the filibuster is short-sighted at best.
This would be an all-or-nothing move by Democrats, as they are expected to lose control of at least the House, and possibly the Senate in the next election.
That would give them six months of free reign in Congress, then Republicans could take advantage of the filibuster being removed, which I am not in favor of, either.
I believe Congress should be a bipartisan effort, not one group running roughshod over the other, which removing the filibuster would allow.
Call me crazy, but I believe all Americans should be represented in Congress, not just one half or one ideology.
Source: Fox News