In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court has struck down massive regulations enacted by the president that would have put “carbon caps” on power plants. These caps would have driven the price of energy higher, hurting the economy further.
As reported by Western Journalism :
President Barack Obama’s plan to impose strict new regulations on U.S. power plants hit a significant legal snag on Tuesday with a split decision by the nation’s highest court. According to news reports, the 5 to 4 U.S. Supreme Court ruling put up an immediate roadblock, blocking the implementation of carbon emission caps favored by the Obama administration.
As Fox News reported this week, Obama has defended his plan to slash power plant emissions by insisting it would help stave off the effects of global warming. Under his proposal, each state would be required to submit a proposal by this September to the Environmental Protection Agency, detailing how power plants located within its borders would cut carbon dioxide emissions by roughly 33 percent before 2030.
— Ben Crystal (@Bennettruth) February 10, 2016
BREAKING: We can now add Obama's Clean Power Plan to the long list of executive actions rejected by federal courts. https://t.co/s3TZ9PDCdt
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) February 10, 2016
Obama’s personal crusade against domestic energy has hit a major roadblock. This president is working tirelessly to invalidate Congress through executive orders. Unless it moves to limit the President’s power, this may become the new norm for future presidents. Only time will tell…