A decision has been reached in the U.S. Supreme Court case West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. In a 6 – 3 ruling, the Court has determined that the Clean Air Act is no longer an appropriate vehicle for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The ruling is favorable to the conservative lawmakers, states, and of course, the fossil fuel industry’s desire to reduce the authority of the EPA. The move is a win for the nation’s energy production and keeps Biden from further exacerbating the country’s fuel production problems.
The Supreme Court sharply curtails the authority of the EPA to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change. In a 6-3 ruling, the court sides with conservative states and fossil-fuel companies in adopting a narrow reading of the Clean Air Act.
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 30, 2022
Gregg Phillip of TrueTheVote and 2000 Mules fame put out a post the night before calling for prayers in regards to the ruling, cryptically claiming that “The consequences of this ruling will resonate for another 100 years”.
Despite a well-crafted and disarming name, America’s grievances with the EPA are numerous and often neglected by the mainstream.
Ron Arnold of cfact.org has claimed that “Virtually all EPA regulations have been justified by nontransparent data and unverifiable claims” aka junk science. American taxpayers foot the bill for the Agency’s costly regulations, and they should have a right to see the underlying science, but EPA bureaucrats routinely hide this information.
Back in 2014, the former chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing on “Ensuring Open Science at EPA” which was the launching pad for the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014, a bill to bar the EPA from proposing regulations based upon science that is not transparent or not reproducible.
This of course sent shockwaves through Big Green, which has a vested interest in hiding outdated, biased, falsified, sweetheart-reviewed, and even non-existent “science” that has destroyed the lives of thousands in the death-grip of agenda-driven EPA rules.
Environment Subcommittee Chairman Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) gaveled the hearing to order.
“For far too long, the EPA has approved regulations that have placed a crippling financial burden on economic growth in this country with no public evidence to justify their actions.”
The first witness at the hearing was John D. Graham, a dean at Indiana University and former administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has years of experience telling good science from junk.
Graham surprisingly said that “The EPA’s downfall is its poorly developed science culture, said Graham.”
“In my experience working with the EPA, I have found that the political, legal, and engineering cultures are fairly strong but the cultures of science and economics are highly variable…
First-rate scientists who are interested in public service employment might be more inclined to launch a career at the National Academy of Sciences or elsewhere”.
Graham cited a decade of National Science Foundation reports documenting the bad quality, transparency, and reproducibility of EPA’s scientific determinations.
Even science editors complain that many published research articles are false and even peer-reviewed results are not reproducible. EPA demands sensational reports, true or not, and isn’t checking scientists’ work.
If that isn’t alarming enough, let’s look at it in an economic light.
Raymond J. Keating, the chief economist of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, who testified for the Center for Regulatory Solutions, provided one of the hearing’s big shockers:
“The annual cost of federal regulations registered $1.75 trillion in 2008.”
So, before you go off to protest how the evil Supreme Court wants to see the polar ice caps melt, consider that much of the “science” you take for granted may have actually been fabricated to fit an agenda.
Ryan DeLarme is a disillusioned journalist navigating a labyrinth of political corruption, overreaching corporate influence, high finance, compromised media, and the planned destruction of our constitutional republic. He is also a Host and Founder at Vigilant News. His writing has been featured in American Thinker, Winter Watch, Underground Newswire, and Stillness in the Storm. He also has written scripts for television series featured on Rise.tv. Ryan enjoys gardening, creative writing, and fighting to SAVE AMERICA