Joe Biden’s push to end fossil fuels in this country appears to be ready to take a massive blow.
Biden has used executive authority to implement his green agenda, but he may have reached just a bit too far.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing oral arguments in the West Virginia v. EPA, and it does not appear to be going Biden’s way.
Bad News for Biden
Harvard Law professor Richard Lazarus has been watching the case and believes that all six conservative justices are ready to reel in the EPA’s power.
University of Maryland law professor Robert Percival added, “Chief Justice Roberts made it clear that he thinks the case is justiciable even though the government made a strong argument that any ruling would be only an advisory opinion.”
The case goes back to the Clean Power Plan that was put in play by the Obama administration.
Or, I should say tried to put in play.
The plan was never able to move forward because of court challenges faced by West Virginia and several other states.
The Supreme Court blocked the plan with a 5-4 vote along ideological lines, as would be expected in a government overreach case.
After Trump took office, the EPA rewrote the plan to dimmish the role of government in regulating state energy.
Of course, liberal organizations against fossil fuels continue to fearmonger, as though the world will end tomorrow.
For example, Jason Rylander, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, stated, “It was grotesque to hear big coal’s lawyers argue for tying EPA’s hands-on cutting climate-heating pollution, even as the world’s scientists warn of a bigger, worsening swath of human suffering.
“We’re out of time, and the president must act boldly now.”
The first time someone on the left said the world would end in a decade due to fossil fuels was about seven decades ago, yet we are still here.