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SCOTUS Lands a Knockout Blow on the EPA

July 6, 2022

Fresh off the heels of the Roe vs. Wade decision, the Supreme Court of the United States just neutered the runaway powers the Environmental Protection Agency claimed to have.

Fresh off the heels of the Roe vs. Wade decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) just neutered the runaway powers the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claimed to have. Referencing the Clean Air Act, the EPA has enacted regulations, fines, and other indirect means to essentially create quasi-legislation outside of the bounds of congress. This power wielded by the EPA was never granted and is supposed to reside within those who United States citizens elect to congress. Instead, Americans fell victim to wildly overbearing regulations enacted by unelected bureaucrats.

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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is the Director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
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Linnea Lueken is a Research Fellow with the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy.
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Anthony Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute.
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