The Daily Beast  |  June 30, 2022

“When the Supreme Court took up the case of West Virginia v EPA, it was never simply concerned with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan from 2015 — a plan which was never implemented,” Lawrence O. Gostin, Professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown University, said in a statement after the ruling. “This move was part of the conservative Court’s larger agenda to gut the regulatory state and decimate executive powers to protect Americans’ health and safety. In a stark departure from its own precedent, the Court refused to defer to the EPA’s interpretation of its statutory authority, tying the agency’s hands in responding to what is likely the biggest threat of our generation, climate change.”

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