(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Former President Barack Obama slammed the United States Supreme Court today when it released a decision that dramatically curbs the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
As the National Review describes the court’s decision in “Chief Justice Roberts Reins In the Pen-and-Phone EPA”:
“The Supreme Court ended this momentous term the way it began: telling a federal administrative agency that it had overstepped its powers by writing laws without the authority of Congress. This time, it was the Environmental Protection Agency and its Obama-era Clean Power Plan rule, which sought to require existing coal-fired and natural gas-fired power plants to reduce carbon emissions by producing less electricity or converting to green-energy sources — as the Court described its aim, to ‘compel the transfer of power generating capacity from existing sources to wind and solar.’ This is one last loss for Barack Obama’s “pen and phone” strategy to use the executive branch to write laws that Obama could not get through Congress after the 2010 and 2014 elections.” [emphasis added]
With that smackdown from the Supreme Court, Obama went ballistic on Twitter, writing:
“No challenge poses a greater threat to our future than a changing climate. Every day, we’re feeling the impact of climate change, and today’s Supreme Court decision is a major step backward.
“The 6-3 decision strikes a blow to the EPA’s authority to regulate power plant emissions—paving the way to dismantle some of the most impactful provisions of the Clean Air Act and limit our ability to reduce carbon pollution.
“Climate change is no longer just about the future that we’re trying to protect for our children or our grandchildren; it’s about the reality we’re living with now. That’s why it’s more urgent now than ever before that Congress pass [Biden’s] climate and clean energy investments.”
Still, as angry as Obama clearly is, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that he overstepped his constitutional authority, and the court is reigning the Environmental Protection Agency back to within the limited power it was originally intended to possess.