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12 States Sue Obama Administration
for Regulatory ‘Overreach’

Daily Signal, by Natalie Johnson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/7/2014 10:39:58 AM

Coal country is striking back at the federal government in the latest “war on coal” battle. Twelve states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to deter impending restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The states filed the lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, accusing the EPA of “overstepping its legal boundaries” under the Clean Air Act. West Virginia is leading the lawsuit along with Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, South Carolina and Wyoming.

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While that´s a good thing, it´s extremely unfortunate that all the time and money has to be spent fighting those Nazis in the EPA. By the time the litigation is finalized who knows what horrific damage will already be done. It would love to believe that the policies would be stayed until the lawsuits work their way through the courts, but I´m not holding my breath. Congress could also fight this, but we know Obama will ignore the rule of law.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimJr, 8/7/2014 10:48:05 AM     (No. 9956728)

A promise kept?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-warned-his-policies-would-bankrupt-coal-power-plant-owners_644384.html

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/7/2014 11:16:46 AM     (No. 9956766)

I´m glad they are going it.

In the long run, it will be worth the time and effort, and hopefully set a legal precdent (and warning) for all future administrations.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 8/7/2014 11:29:22 AM     (No. 9956783)

In the meantime, the states should ignore the EPA rulings and refuse to shut down the plants that provide jobs and energy. They can release a statement to the effect that they will only close down facilities as required by an act of Congress, since the EPA cannot prove any negative environmental effect from CO2 emissions.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/7/2014 12:09:53 PM     (No. 9956826)

I think red states should be able to sue blue states for electing socialists that foist all these costs on the red states. People should be accountable, and blue states should pay up.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/7/2014 12:13:28 PM     (No. 9956831)

The Supreme Court ruled 3-4 years agp that if the EPA decided that CO2 was a pollutant (it´s not), the EPA could regulate it under the Clean Air Act. Of course, the EPA declared that what we exhale, a natural & required element for life on earth, was indeed a pollutant. The EPA knew that its anti-scientific ruling would give it power over every exhaust pipe in the country, from lawn mowers, cars, houses and buildings to power plants, both coal & natural gas fired.

Since the EPA has won its tyrannical battle in the courts by deceiving the SC, the states´ lawsuit will be tough to impossible to win. States have to have House & Senate pass legislation to remove the EPA´s authority over CO2, and do so again & again until there are enough votes in the Senate to over ride Mad Barack´s certain vetoes. Will be a tough fight because Dems care more about the planet than they do about people & jobs.

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