Rosendale, Daines Applaud Ruling Limiting EPA’s Power
U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., said that last week, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency case to take away policy-making authority from unelected bureaucrats and to return legislative authority to the United States Congress.
“I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to take power away from EPA bureaucrats, in the form of broad climate regulations, and return that authority to the legislative branch,” Rosendale said. “The unelected D.C. bureaucracy has no place creating and implementing laws for the American people, and Congress must step up and fulfill its responsibility to propose and pass commonsense legislation. This is a great victory for American energy.”
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said, “I’m glad to see the Supreme Court uphold what we’ve known all along — the Obama-era ‘Clean Power Plan’ was a massive overreach,” Daines said. “This ruling right-sizes the authority of the EPA to issue sweeping regulations and realigns the EPA with the original intent of the ‘Clean Air Act.’ At a time when Americans are already facing record high gas prices, it ensures that the Biden administration will not be able to weaponize the EPA to shut down American energy and further its radical anti-energy agenda.”
Daines joined an amicus brief in support of West Virginia and 18 other states, including Montana, in a case before the United States Supreme Court regarding the EPA’s authority to use the ‘Clean Air Act’ to issue sweeping climate regulations despite not having the express authority from Congress to do so.