On Monday, June 23, the Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expansion of authority for the first time in years.

The case was Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency et al. A major part of the case was the EPA’s attempt to bypass Congressional support for any regulations it might want to pass. Justice Scalia wrote, “Were we to recognize the authority claimed by EPA in the Tailoring Rule (whereby it expanded its regulatory power), we would deal a severe blow to the Constitution’s separa...


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