5-4 RULING TEMPORARILY BLOCKS IMPLEMENTATION OF AGENCY’S “CLIMATE CHANGE” MANDATES
While the eyes of America were on the presidential primary elections in New Hampshire, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a surprise rebuke of the current occupant of the Oval Office.
By a 5-4 vote, the increasingly left-leaning court ruled against the ongoing enforcement of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s so-called “clean power plan.”
They didn’t strike the EPA’s new mandates down … they just ruled that the agency couldn’t enforce them while the merits of a lawsuit filed by 29 states was pending.
Obama’s administration was undeterred, with a White House spokesman saying “we remain confident that we will prevail on the merits.”
Meanwhile GOP lawmakers claimed they would support the states in this fight.
“Republicans will do what we can to keep this rule permanently blocked,” U.S. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming tweeted.
Will they, though?
Last December, the “Republican-controlled” Congress passed some ceremonial votes stripping funding for this rule – but when the final $1.15 trillion boondoggle was passed, the enforcement money remained in the budget along with funding for a host of other Obama agenda items.