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The Justices Send a Message to Congress

Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal writes about the Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia vs. EPA.

The C3 Take
  • The Supreme Court, in West Virginia vs. EPA, has narrowed the scope of the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The Supreme Court clarified that only Congress, not the administrative state, is allowed to impose programs of “major economic and political significance.”
  • This ruling underscores the need for Congress to step up and work together to pass durable bipartisan solutions.
  • Our Climate and Freedom Agenda offers a number of ways to reduce emissions and energy prices, while bolstering energy security, in an effective, bipartisan manner.

“The six conservatives on the court, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts, have officially declared the ‘major questions doctrine’—a concept that has appeared in a handful of past court decisions—to be a living, breathing principle. The federal bureaucracy is no longer allowed to impose programs of major ‘economic and political significance’ on the country absent ‘clear congressional authorization.’ Hallelujah.”

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