On Thursday, the “pompous little twit” known as AOC demanded the Supreme Court be dissolved “for the sake of the planet” after the Court reigned in the EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gases.
“Catastrophic. A filibuster carveout is not enough. We need to reform or do away with the whole thing, for the sake of the plane,” the twit said on Twitter.
Catastrophic. A filibuster carveout is not enough. We need to reform or do away with the whole thing, for the sake of the planet. https://t.co/if8PIbfs42
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2022
Writing at the Gateway Pundit, Cristina Laila explained the reason for AOC’s angst:
In a 6-3 Ruling, the Court has decided that the Clean Air Act is no longer an appropriate vehicle for the EPA to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The ruling sides with conservative lawmakers, states, and the fossil fuel industry to reduce the impact and authority of the EPA. The move is a win for the nation’s energy production, and limits the ability of Biden to stop or end fossil fuel production by the United States oil industry.
Joe Biden on Thursday launched a vicious attack on the Supreme Court at a post-NATO summit press conference in Madrid, Spain.
Robert Romano, Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government Foundation, explained what was at stake:
It also stands to potentially overturn the Court’s 2007 decision, Massachusetts v. EPA, a narrow 5-4 ruling by then-Justice Anthony Kennedy that had opened the door for federal regulation in this area in the first place by stating carbon dioxide could be regulated under the terms of the Clean Air Act even though the law never contemplated doing so.
This is what enabled the 2009 carbon endangerment finding by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the Obama administration, and the EPA rules on new and existing power plants, defining carbon dioxide as a harmful pollutant under the terms of the Clean Air Act, and setting forth a framework to incentivize coal plants to either be retrofitted to be natural gas plants or else be shut down.
In terms of moving the needle, the policy was a “success” in reducing coal-based electricity. In 2007, coal-generated electricity made up 49 percent of the total U.S. grid, while natural gas was just 21 percent, according to the Energy Information Administration. In 2021, natural gas now makes up 38.3 percent of the grid, and coal is down to 21 percent.
In the meantime, we have rising demand for electricity, and yet the U.S. is not producing a single kilowatt hour (kWh) more than it was 15 years ago. Despite the U.S. population growing by 30 million to more than 331 million from 2007 to 2021, overall electricity generation in the U.S. has dropped from 4.005 trillion kWh in 2007 to 3.96 trillion kWh in 2021.
As a result, the Consumer Price Index for electricity has increased by 29 percent since 2007, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In other words, the Court fixed a problem that it helped create.
Of course, liberals aren’t happy because they WANT Americans to suffer.
Twitter responded to the elected twit:
Um, there’s this thingy called the constitution, Article III, Section I that states that “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court…”.
You can’t desolve the SC, but Congress can change how it’s organized.
Maybe you should read up on it.
— Pamela Parkington💛🇺🇦🇺🇲 (@BigDogMom3) June 30, 2022
To be a sitting member of Congress, I’m quite fascinated with the lack of decorum you possess in speaking such senseless rhetoric.
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) June 30, 2022
You don’t seem to get what the job is SCOTUS is. It’s to LIMIT governmental agencies over reach. The EPA has consistently over reached.
— Maj Toure (@MAJTOURE) June 30, 2022
But overreach and dictatorial control is EXACTLY what AOC wants.
— John #KeepAZRed 🇺🇸🌵 (@johninphx) June 30, 2022
Heh. Reading the Constitution would be a good start.
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