April 02, 2007

Unelected Justices give unlimited power to unelected bureaucrats

When Stella wasn't allowed to Exhale (that is POLLUTION):
The alleged 'right-wing' Justices of the Supreme Court, defy every notion of realist Constitutionalist interpretation to announce that when we exhale, we pollute:

WASHINGTON, April 2 — In one of its most important environmental decisions in years, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate heat-trapping gases in automobile emissions. The court further ruled that the agency could not sidestep its authority to regulate the greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change unless it could provide a scientific basis for its refusal.

The 5-to-4 decision was a strong rebuke to the Bush administration, which has maintained that it does not have the right to regulate carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases under the Clean Air Act, and that even if it did, it would not use the authority. The ruling does not force the environmental agency to regulate auto emissions, but it would almost certainly face further legal action if it failed to do so.

Writing for the majority, Justice John Paul Stevens said the only way the agency could “avoid taking further action” now was “if it determines that greenhouse gases do not contribute to climate change” or provides a good explanation why it cannot or will not find out whether they do.

Beyond the specific context for this case — so-called “tailpipe emissions” from cars and trucks, which account for about one-fourth of the country’s total emissions of heat-trapping gases — the decision is likely to have a broader impact on the debate over government efforts to address global warming.

Read through the implications of this case. Its holding is an enormous wellspring for the Left. Not only the holding. The more dangerous aspect of the decision is the fact that they have given standing to every little scumbag that wants to sue the government because they got the sniffles. Don't sell it short. THAT is what this ruling means.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ruling is patently absurd. Plant-life is designed to THRIVE on CO2. We need to be INCREASING carbon dioxide emissions, not regulating them.

God help us if Al Gore declares OXYGEN to be a heat-trapping gas. I'm sure he'll want to regulate that, too, and start issuing oxygen credits at $500 a pop.

Tue Apr 03, 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

Lol, the only ones who'd be able to afford breathing would be limousine liberals.

Wed Apr 04, 09:39:00 AM  

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