Two courts have just dealt a major blow to the EPA in a ruling that will force them to enforce regulations that restrict states from emitting pollution into neighboring states.
As reported by thehill.com
Two separate courts ruled this week that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must enforce regulations that restrict states from emitting pollution that could cross borders into neighboring states.
U.S. district courts in Maryland and New York both ruled separately that EPA was derelict in its duty by not enforcing states to comply with the "Good Neighbor provision" under the Clean Air Act meant to address smog pollution.
The New York court found that EPA failed to meet an August 2017 deadline that would begin the process of enforcing the law throughout states. The court's judge ruled that EPA must take necessary steps to limit the smog that blows into New York and Connecticut from five surrounding states: Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan and Virginia.
The court set a Dec. 8 deadline for compliance.
How in the world is the court now determining what the EPA can regulate when it comes to her environment. We truly are in some strange dark timeline.
The executive branch no longer has any power it seems.
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