Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Reason #222: Endangerment

Continuing the week's theme of fair-to-middling judicial news in anticipation of the Obamacare ruling on Thursday, federal appeals ruled today strongly in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency in a suit brought by fourteen different states to block the agency's rules regarding greenhouse gases.

That sounds like a good thing on its face, and I mean, it is, but the suit wasn't over any esoteric little detail of the rules--it was over whether the EPA had the authority to do anything about global warming in the first place. At issue, it seems, was the notion that spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere constitutes "endangerment".

As opposed to being, y'know, a good thing.

So that's where we are with this: the EPA is, in fact, allowed to regulate pollution. Glad we got that settled.

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