Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Supreme Court Rules Against Walker And In Favor Of Clean Air

The US Supreme Court ruled 6-2 today (link to the decision) that the Obama administration can use US Environmental Protection Administration rule-making authority to make dirty coal-burning power plants get more of their pollutants out of the air. That we breathe.

Here is a good analysis of the decision.

And the local angle:

Wisconsin, with Walker and Attorney General Van Hollen directing state strategy, was on the losing side.

Also trying to stop the cleanup - - leading state trade associations and utilities.

The pro-pollution Wisconsin position got only two votes on the Court - - from Justices and Tea Party symnpathizers Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas - - who suggested the ruling smacked of Marxism

I suppose Walker concurs.

Though that line of reasoning is more Groucho than Karl.

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