The Environmental Protection Agency, the last time I checked a regulatory body charged only with enforcing legislation, is “deliberating” on expanding its own powers through the Rio Conference scheduled to be held in June 2011. That’s right, a government agency filled with unelected bureaucrats is effectively deciding whether or not it wants to make law and expand its own powers, all in the name of promoting “sustainability.”
The Supreme Court has ruled on the suit brought by a number of states protesting the EPA‘s enforcement of carbon emissions regulations. The ruling is that the court did not rule, effectively, upholding the EPA’s authority 8-0 (Sotomayor stepped out on this one due to her “Latina wisdom”), explaining that such a suit must be brought in argument against the Clean Air Act. Since the court is not authorized to act as a legislator and regulator, it does not have the power to act in such capacity and instruct the EPA how to proceed. Technically, this is true. The proper course of action for those who oppose carbon emission regulations is to repeal the Clean Air Act, defund the EPA, and/or to pass new legislation that effectively neuters the rogue agency.
Good thing climate change fearmongering is dying out, and climate change alarmists have got the blues, due to ‘‘inexplicable’ winter cold snaps, and data that show that manmade global warming is neither manmade, nor global, nor warming.
Bonus: Blond girl explains her solution to manmade global warming. (Video)