Climate Depot Publisher Marc Morano, producer of CFACT’s upcoming film ‘Climate Hustle’:
“The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a decisive blow to President Obama’s so-called EPA climate regulations. The Court may have stopped the EPA cold with the EPA regulations unlikely to be implemented before Obama leaves office. This will give political leaders time to mobilize and ensure that the EPA ‘climate rules’ never see the light of day. Delay is nothing short of a victory.
This is a major victory for U.S. sovereignty, energy freedom, climate science and a blow to economic central planning.
This ruling is first and foremost a victory for science. Halting — even temporarily- the EPA regulations mean we no longer have to listen to Obama officials claiming the rules – which would not even impact global CO2 levels – would somehow lessen extreme storms. See: EPA Claims That ‘Global Action’ On Global Warming Will Stop ‘Extreme Weather’ – Flashback 2009: Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: “U.S. action alone will not impact world CO2 levels.”) Watch: Morano on Fox News on EPA Calling Skeptics NOT ‘Normal’: It’s abnormal to believe symbolic regs by U.S. govt would impact future extreme storms’ – EPA Chief Admits Obama Regs Have No Measurable Climate Impact: ‘One one-hundredth of a degree?’ EPA Chief McCarthy defends regs as ‘enormously beneficial’ – Symbolic impact
Climate sanity may be restored to the U.S.
The Supreme, by stopping the EPA climate rules, has also — at least temporarily — stopped the Obama administration from using the EPA to implement the UN Paris climate agreement. See:UN Paris Agreement Is a Real Tiger: Lock and Load – ‘A device for mobilizing political pressure against opponents of Obama’s climate policies’
President Obama’s climate agenda just suffered a major setback by this ruling. Obama’s attempt to bypass Democracy on climate, may be officially doomed. Obama had been poised to implement the scientifically meaningless ‘climate regulations’ by bypassing Congress through executive orders and by bypassing any potential Senate ratification of the UN Paris agreement. See: ‘The Chinafication of America’: Reaction to Obama Bypassing the Senate with UN Climate Treaty: ‘Obama is taking a page from China’s government’
This is truly a decision — at least for now — to celebrate!”
Daily Caller: ‘The Supreme Court Just Delivered A Crippling Blow To Obama’s Global Warming Agenda’ – ‘The U.S. Supreme Court just delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama’s global warming agenda by halting the implementation of a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on carbon dioxide emissions. The court won’t allow the EPA to implement its so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP), which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 32 percent by 2030. This is a big win for the 29 states suing the federal government to stop a rule expected to cripple the coal industry.’
Slate Mag: ‘The Supreme Court’s willingness to intervene in the case is an ominous sign for supporters of the plan’ – ‘The Supreme Court’s willingness to intervene in the case is an ominous sign for supporters of the plan as it suggests there are significant doubts about its legality among the conservative majority of the justices.’
American Energy Alliance: ‘On EPA Rule, SCOTUS Stands Up For The Little Guy’ – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to issue a stay on the Obama administration’s carbon rule: “This is a significant victory for the American people and a strong rebuke of the Obama administration’s heavy-handed regulatory agenda. The Supreme Court should be applauded for standing up for American families after the D.C. Circuit failed to do so. The Supreme Court’s decision sends a clear signal to state leaders that they must avoid making any binding commitments until the legal process plays out, especially because EPA’s regulations are looking increasingly legally dubious. States should continue to pursue actions, such as legislation, to stop utilities from continuing their trend of shutting down low-cost, reliable power plants. A ‘do no harm’ approach, meaning avoiding binding commitments, is the best way to protect the American people from higher electricity costs. Now more than ever, states should follow this ‘do no harm’ approach. It is far too rare for the courts or Congress to back the little guy against red tape from Washington bureaucrats. Fortunately, that’s exactly what happened today.”