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WMC Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Reining in the EPA

MADISON – On Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in West Virginia v. EPA that Congress has not given the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to cap carbon dioxide at levels the Obama-era Clean Power Plan aimed to do. In the decision, the Court said, “it is not plausible that Congress gave EPA the authority to adopt on its own such a regulatory scheme…a decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body.”

Following the ruling, WMC Executive Vice President of Government Relations Scott Manley released the below statement:

“Today’s ruling is a major win for the rule of law, and it ensures that decisions with massive impact on the economy can only be made by officials who answer directly to the voters and not unelected bureaucrats. Environmental regulations must not only be based in science, but also balance the economic impact they will have. We applaud the Supreme Court for protecting the voice of the people, the rule of law, the business community and the overall economy.”





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