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Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

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The Supreme Court has limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

By a 6-3 vote Thursday, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse said in a statement “Congress writes the laws, not bureaucrats, because nobody in Nebraska votes for the pencil pushers at the EPA or any of the other nameless, faceless federal bureaucracies. Democracy means that the people who write laws have to stand for election. The EPA’s loss is a win for the rule of law, for self-government, and for Nebraska farmers and ranchers.”

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden called yesterday's ruling a major step in the wrong direction.

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