An explanation of yesterday and today’s arguments in the DC Circuit.
Hans A. von Spakovsky writes at National Review:
A number of states have joined with industry organizations to challenge new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency on the grounds that they run contrary to the Clean Air Act. Oral arguments began on February 28 before D.C.’s Court of Appeals….
The EPA’s rules, which radically expand regulatory authority, are premised on a scientific claim that is being increasingly refuted by empirical evidence. And the science aside, its regulatory program is structured in a fundamentally deceptive manner. The Court of Appeals should strike down these actions. If allowed to stand, the new rules will impose enormous and unjustified costs on business that will permanently damage our economic future.