Last week, President Barack Obama and his associates at the Environmental Protection Agency announced sweeping new climate change regulations that would end July Fourth celebrations as we know them and cost taxpayers billions annually in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions from electric power planets to unfeasible levels.
But five state governors warned that they planned to outright ignore Obama’s overzealous climate change rules.
They include Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Greg Abbott of Texas, Mike Pence of Indiana, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
Part of the reason the governors felt brave enough to go directly up against Obama was because, according to The Newnan (Ga.) Times-Herald, the Supreme Court ruled against the EPA in Michigan v. EPA last month.
“EPA strayed well beyond the bounds of reasonable interpretation in concluding that cost is not a factor relevant to the appropriateness of regulating power plants,” Justice Scalia wrote.
He added that the “EPA must consider cost — including cost of compliance — before deciding whether regulation is appropriate and necessary.”
This brings us the Obama’s latest regulations, estimated to cost at least $140 billion per year and suggesting that, once again, the EPA failed to “consider cost.”
The fact is that Obama’s new rules would only hurt the already staggering economy and thus set it back even further than the president’s other policy decisions have already (H/T Right Wing News).
The governors know this. They also recognize that, given the Supreme Court’s recent ruling, they may hold the upper hand.