The Democrat rage at the Supreme Court is boiling over.
Liberals demand radical measures.
And now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just leveled this major threat to put Clarence Thomas out of a job.
In a six-to-three decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency the Supreme Court struck down a so-called “global warming scheme” instituted towards the end of the Obama administration to bankrupt coal and fossil fuel plants to push America towards “green” – i.e. more expensive and less efficient – energy sources such as wind and solar.
Fighting so-called “climate change” is a scam the Democrats admitted to inventing as a catch-all umbrella under which they can impose socialism on America and control everyone’s lives.
Liberals like Bill Gates claim cow farts cause global warming, so they want to force Americans to give up hamburgers and eat plant-based “meat.”
The corporate media continues to promote eating bugs as a substitute for beef.
Liberals like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out.
The court striking down the so-called “climate change” scheme was the third massive defeat for the left in this term.
Liberals fumed over the fact that the court previously overruled Roe v. Wade and expanded the scope of Second Amendment rights.
When the decision overturning Roe dropped, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded the Senate create a “carveout” in the filibuster for abortion.
But when the court said unelected bureaucrats could not impose regulatory schemes on the American people Ocasio-Cortez lost it and demanded Congress abolish the Supreme Court.
Catastrophic. A filibuster carveout is not enough. We need to reform or do away with the whole thing, for the sake of the planet. https://t.co/if8PIbfs42
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2022
In this decision, the Supreme Court advanced the cause of democracy.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that if Congress wanted the EPA to regulate greenhouse gasses it could pass a law doing so.
But the bureaucrats at the EPA could not usurp the powers of Congress and unilaterally regulate greenhouse gasses.
“Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day,’” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote.
“But it is not plausible that Congress gave EPA the authority to adopt on its own such a regulatory scheme in Section 111(d) [of the Clean Air Act],” Chief Justice Roberts added. “A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body.”
This decision also bolsters the conservative case to roll back the administrative state as this case was not really about combatting so-called “climate change” but instead was about the separation of powers contained within the Constitution.
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