The Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay to the Clean Power Act, a draconian rule issued by the EPA which, in effect, aims to dramatically cripple all fossil fuel power sources. Many have repeatedly questioned whether the EPA even has the authority to issue such a rule and 27 states sued to block it. Yesterday, the Supreme Court agreed to halt enforcement until it could be further reviewed due to the possibility of irreparable damage to entire industries and state economies from the effects of what could turn out to be an illegal power grab. It is unlikely to be settled before the President leaves office.
Predictably, Progressives and environmentalists, who were planning to use this rule as a major tool to enforce Obama’s climate change agenda and his agreement in Paris, were upset at the court’s action. The rest of the country can now breathe a sigh of relief as the EPA is held to account.
… the stay may well be a fatal blow to the EPA’s attempt to dramatically expand its power and to the administration’s attempt to shove its climate change agenda down the throats of the American people.
Link: USA Today