How far can EPA go?


From CFACT — Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow

Unlimited EPA?

Is there any limit to how far EPA can go?

EPA is promulgating new regulations at an astounding rate.  It is expanding its power by stretching environmental laws beyond the recognition of the legislators who adopted them.

When regulatory agencies enlarge their power, they distort our constitutional system of checks and balances.  When EPA moves beyond sound science and policy, it burdens our fundamental private property rights and distorts and slows our economy, killing jobs and stifling industry.  Sadly, the country receives no meaningful environmental benefits, despite the staggering costs imposed.

James Madison wrote in Federalist 48 that, “it will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.

The job of restraining government falls to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments and will render decisions on matters which we hope will place EPA in check.

CFACT senior policy adviser Paul Driessen briefs us on what’s at stake at

Paul and other legal scholars recently drafted two legal briefs which CFACT submitted to the Court.

It is time for the Supreme Court to do its job and as Madison told us, “restrain” EPA from “passing the limits assigned to it.”

For nature and people too,

Craig Rucker
Executive Director

One comment on “How far can EPA go?

  1. Regarding…

    Sadly, the country receives no meaningful environmental benefits, despite the staggering costs imposed.

    Almost a year ago, I looked into U.S. statistics on air quality and wrote this article. America’s air has been getting less and less polluted each year. But you’d never know it by the always-increasing obsession the EPA has with imposing new air quality regulations.

    The Progressive’s strangle-hold on the federal government is literally hobbling America’s ability to remain prosperous. But the majority of voters have no idea of this self-imposed economic death sentence.

    – Jeff



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