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EPA Gets Lawmaker Assist in Supreme Court Climate Authority Case

Jan. 25, 2022, 7:16 PM

More than 190 Democratic members of Congress urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the “hypothetical disagreement” levied by states and mining groups against EPA climate authority.

The senators and representatives filed an amicus brief for the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday in West Virginia v. EPA, a landmark case that could decide how administrations regulate greenhouse gases.

  • Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) and a coalition of other Democrats asked the court in their brief to reject the “industry-driven deregulatory agenda” to pull power from executive agencies.
  • “They revive, and seek to weaponize, the long-dormant non-delegation doctrine ...