To the editor:
Last week’s Supreme Court ruling chastising the EPA for overreach in regulating greenhouse gases represents a most welcome (and rare) pushback against increasingly intrusive executive branch dictatorship in our nation.
Unable to convince Congress to dismantle the electric power industry through hopelessly naïve “cap and trade” legislative action, President Barack Obama had attempted an end run around the Congress by directing his EPA water boys to effectively rewrite the Clean Air Act.
As written, this act covers pollutant emissions of as little as a few hundred tons per year. However, by “tailoring” the Clean Air Act to effectively define greenhouse gases as pollutants, the EPA then had to arbitrarily increase the CO2 standard to 100,000 tons per year or every small business and school in the country would be forced to comply.