Thursday, February 11, 2016


Supreme Court Halts Obama’s
Aggressive Climate Agenda


In a major setback to the Obama administration’s climate agenda, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote blocked the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan from taking effect until the legal challenges from states and industry groups fully play out.

Twenty-five states, four state agencies and dozens of industry groups challenged the Clean Power Plan, which would require aggressive carbon dioxide cuts from America’s existing power plants. The Supreme Court’s decision reverses a lower court’s decision two weeks ago not to stay the regulation.

The decision is important for states refusing to submit state implementation plans and opposing the Clean Power Plan. If states had to submit plans to meet their respective carbon cut targets, the rule could have taken effect prior to a final court decision. Without the Supreme Court blocking the regulation, the wheels could have already been set in motion to close many of the existing fleet of power plants with little to no hope of re-opening no matter how the legal battle played out.


Another 5-4 decision. Which gets us to thinking.  Suppose a SCOTUS lefty dies tomorrow?  Will the GOP have the balls to keep any Obama nomination off the floor until he's gone? 


let it burn said...

goppers gave us roberts and kennedy, so no.

Anonymous said...

"Will the GOP have the balls to keep any Obama nomination off the floor until he's gone"?

I doubt it, based on their capitulation for the last seven years, propping this bastard up. If they had any balls at all, POTUS would've been Impeached already.


Anonymous said...

Don't hold your effing breath....


Anonymous said...

If McConnell and Ryan can give Captain Benghazi all the money he wants, without constraints, until the end of his term, they surely won't want to look 'racist' or 'sexist' or 'mean-spirited' or not "bipartisan". Goodness, afterall, the Republican Senate is about getting things done*spit*
And it doesn't apply just to a liberal justice, but to any justice leaving for any reason. You can bet an Uhbama appointee would be a chancre on justice and the Constitution for the next 30 years. See "Justice" Kagan.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

^All of which explains why Trump is popular. He's got a pair!

Linda Fox said...

I just read this post this morning - Sunday, Feb. 13. I hope it was not the cause of Scalia's death.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

I'll say it was a degree o prescience on my part, and not a curse.

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