You're just across the corner of a lake from a state where residents were being poisoned by municipal water.yeah not to be a doomer, but this is where I seriously think about trying to find a way to move somewhere else...I'm trying to have clean drinking water at the bare minimum, not even including the whole climate change business.
I think the deeper implication is the evoking of the non-delegation principle. But maybe it'll lead to nothing (keep in mind, though, that the last ~500 times I said "maybe it'll lead to nothing, it ended up leading to something).Anything not specifically stipulated in their charter. The argument West Virginia made, that the Court ultimately supported, was the EPA was created to regulate the emission of various forms of pollution and toxic chemicals, and are free to do so as they see fit, but they do not have congressional authority to regulate anything other than the forms of pollution indicated in the law that created them so they have no constitutional authority to regulate carbon dioxide. Other greenhouse gasses - CFCs for instance - seem to still be ok.
In practice this is maybe less impactful than it could be, since pretty much all of corporate America wants to reduce CO2 emissions outside of the energy sector, and even they are coming around here and there. But, it's still pretty stupid, and the optics for the court, as they make a ruling that cuts across public opinion for the second time in a week, with even Republicans gradually warming to the need to tackle climate change, aren't great.
I guess they don't teach at Trump U that the EPA was actually initially chartered by a Republican administration (Nixon).That makes a lot of sense. I didn't know you were taking additional classes at Trump U besides Fascism 101 and Advanced Fluffing 301?
Trumpers aren't Nixon Republicans. They aren't Republicans at all.
And evidently, no one home, despite the lights being on.
Republicans are currently defined as whoever is anti-democrat, essentially. Some are moderate (more than usual) conservative Christians who want prayer back in schools and who wanted the band on abortions, and they got their way now that Trump's SCotUS appointees reversed both of those in just the past few days.Trumpers aren't Nixon Republicans. They aren't Republicans at all.
I honestly can't see the difference between someone who thinks a truck that purposely shoots out black soot into the air is cool and sticking it to the EPA and someone who never flushes a toilet in their own house. You do realize you breath that toxic air too right? It doesn't just seek out lib lungs.
But don't you worry that if there are no regulations that the individual people will be screwed over? That's my fear. I am very much into personal rights, and live and let live. And, again, it seems to me both sides keep trying to legislate stuff that dictates what we can and cannot do. If there is no one overseeing big companies dumping crap into rivers, or doing a Flint Michigan thing to our water, who is going to protect us? I get that it's your truck, so it's your choice. But if the government doesn't push companies to get better fuel economy, and better fuel, are you comfortable filling up your truck for 8 miles to the gallon with fuel that will kill your engine in 50,000 miles?
Also, I think it's cool that you're in here discussing this stuff. I would like to hear more of your thinking on these topics, because I have trouble trying to talk about this stuff with the conservative people I know, because they just get mad, and say a few "I owned the lib" things, and disengage. I try to read about why people vote GOP these days (when it seems to be against their individual interests) but it's really hard to actually talk with someone to try to understand it.I can't wait to read the majority opinion and dissent tonight. It's interesting for sure.
What is going to be interesting to study from the opinion is if agencies can't make up laws through regulations, what will happen to the ATF (another agency comprised of non-elected officials). There are thousands of gun "laws" in this country that are not laws at all. I will make a bag of popcorn before I start reading this dandy.