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    Supreme Court deals Biden climate agenda serious blow with EPA decision

    The ruling in West Virginia v. EPA was highly anticipated

    The Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to the Biden administration’s climate change agenda, ruling Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot pass sweeping regulations that could overhaul entire industries without additional congressional approval.

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics...w-epa-decision
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    You just had to go and jinx it, didn't you?

    Supreme Court allows Biden to end Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
      I never thought that would hold anyway....The EPA thing is big...
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      • #4
        Originally posted by seer View Post

        I never thought that would hold anyway....The EPA thing is big...
        Yeah, try to minimize the damage you did.

        I'm always still in trouble again

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          Yeah, try to minimize the damage you did.
          Hehe, but I think the Remain policy was an executive order - correct?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by seer View Post

            Hehe, but I think the Remain policy was an executive order - correct?
            I don't think so. I only did a bit of reading but it seems to have been a regulation under existing law.

            They aren't terribly different.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
              Yeah, try to minimize the damage you did.
              This may work out. By sending it back to the lower court, it's still in progress - don't know if it's enjoined or not. And in a few months getting a legislative version nailed down won't be a problem.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Teallaura View Post

                This may work out. By sending it back to the lower court, it's still in progress - don't know if it's enjoined or not. And in a few months getting a legislative version nailed down won't be a problem.
                But another thing it does is put the Democrats on defensive as the Southern Border crisis intensifies. It will probably embolden them to keep the border wide open, even as Peppermint Patty II announced the border is and was closed.
                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                  But another thing it does is put the Democrats on defensive as the Southern Border crisis intensifies. It will probably embolden them to keep the border wide open, even as Peppermint Patty II announced the border is and was closed.
                  If they want to lose even more seats in the midterms, let them. We'll get a chance to fix it in January of 2023.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Teallaura View Post

                    If they want to lose even more seats in the midterms, let them. We'll get a chance to fix it in January of 2023.

                    Write your new congressman!
                    Don't have to - we do lunch, along with my State Senator.
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                    • #11
                      the sky is falling....

                      Justice Kagan warns parts of East Coast could be 'swallowed by the ocean' in dissent in EPA case

                      EPA case decision comes as a major blow to the Biden admin's climate change agenda

                      https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics...ssent-epa-case
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by seer View Post
                        the sky is falling....

                        Justice Kagan warns parts of East Coast could be 'swallowed by the ocean' in dissent in EPA case

                        EPA case decision comes as a major blow to the Biden admin's climate change agenda

                        https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics...ssent-epa-case
                        Other than fearmongering, I wonder how the climate change cult in Davos are going to strike back.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by seer View Post
                          Yet?
                          Andy Borowitz in The New Yorker gave this decision his usual amusing take.


                          WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The United States Supreme Court’s decision to curtail the E.P.A.’s ability to regulate carbon dioxide has drawn a puzzled reaction from the nation’s fetuses.

                          A statement from the Association of American Fetuses expressed “bafflement” that the Court would issue a ruling that increased the amount of atmospheric carbon monoxide, which has been shown to have a damaging effect on fetal health.

                          “It’s impossible for us to see today’s ruling as anything but flagrantly anti-fetus,” the statement read. “To say that we fetuses are disappointed would be putting it mildly.”

                          The fetuses asked John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch to reconsider their ruling in the E.P.A. case. “It just doesn’t seem very pro-life to us,” the fetuses said.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

                            Andy Borowitz in The New Yorker gave this decision his usual amusing take.


                            WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The United States Supreme Court’s decision to curtail the E.P.A.’s ability to regulate carbon dioxide has drawn a puzzled reaction from the nation’s fetuses.

                            A statement from the Association of American Fetuses expressed “bafflement” that the Court would issue a ruling that increased the amount of atmospheric carbon monoxide, which has been shown to have a damaging effect on fetal health.

                            “It’s impossible for us to see today’s ruling as anything but flagrantly anti-fetus,” the statement read. “To say that we fetuses are disappointed would be putting it mildly.”

                            The fetuses asked John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch to reconsider their ruling in the E.P.A. case. “It just doesn’t seem very pro-life to us,” the fetuses said.
                            Too bad he has zero understanding of what actually happened, but not surprised in the least that you'd fall for this drivel.
                            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                            • #15
                              Given that carbon monoxide indirectly contributes to the build-up of some greenhouse gases, the following is from a serious article on why even temporarily going beyond a 2oC rise could cause permanent damage to the species on this planet, including of course, our own.

                              https://theconversation.com/climate-...species-185929

                              [...] Unless urgent action is taken, emissions are expected to cause the planet to continue heating rapidly over the next few decades, prompting the global average temperature to overshoot the Paris agreement’s target, which aimed to limit warming to between 1.5C and 2C. A period of higher temperatures will occur in the middle of this century as a result. Then, the idea goes, new but yet unproven technologies and techniques for pulling greenhouse gases from the atmosphere will eventually bring temperatures back down to a safer level.

                              Until now, scientists were unsure what temporarily overshooting (and then boomeranging back below) the Paris agreement’s temperature target would entail for nature. So, for the first time, we studied the consequences of allowing Earth’s temperature to exceed these precautionary limits, then fall below them again, for marine and land-based life. In other words, we looked at how damaging the journey of overshooting the 2C temperature target would be, and not just the destination itself.

                              The results suggest that a temporary overshoot would cause waves of irreversible extinctions and lasting damage to tens of thousands of species. This is what the world can expect if humanity fails to make deep emission cuts this decade, and relies instead on future technologies to remove emissions later.

                              Harm arrives fast and leaves slowly

                              Our study modelled the impact of global temperatures exceeding 2C for around 60 years between 2040 and 2100 on over 30,000 species that live on land and in the sea. We looked at how many of them would be exposed to temperatures that could hinder their reproduction and survival, and how much time they would be exposed to this risk.





                              Harm would be fast to arrive and slow to disappear for nature, even after temperatures fall again. Just a few years of global temperatures above 2C could transform the world’s most important ecosystems. Take the Amazon basin, for example. Some species would remain exposed to dangerous conditions long after the global average temperature stabilised – with some remaining exposed as late as 2300. This is because some species, especially those in the tropics, live closer to the limit of heat they can tolerate and so are sensitive to relatively small changes in temperature. And while global average temperatures may return to safer levels eventually, local temperature changes might lag behind.

                              The consequences of this exposure could be irreversible and include the tropical forest turning into savanna. The world would lose a critical global carbon sink, leaving more planet-warming gases in the atmosphere.

                              The Coral Triangle in the western Pacific Ocean is one of the most species-rich marine ecosystems and home to many reef-building corals, sea turtles, reef fish and mangrove forests. Our modelling showed that in some communities, all or most of the species would be exposed to dangerous conditions simultaneously for at least a few decades and as much as two centuries. As well as disrupting a source of food for millions of people, disappearing corals and mangroves would remove a natural barrier protecting coastal towns and villages from rising seas and worsening storms.

                              [...]

                              Delaying drastic cuts to emissions will mean the world overshooting 2C is a best-case scenario. This overshoot would come at an astronomical cost to life on Earth that negative emission technologies will not reverse. The effort to stop temperatures rising isn’t an abstract attempt at bending curves on a graph: it’s a fight for a liveable planet.
                              Last edited by Hypatia_Alexandria; 06-30-2022, 04:38 PM.
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                              To read in the Bible
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