[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement after the Supreme Court gutted the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in West Virginia v. EPA:
This senseless misstep strait jackets our fight against the climate crisis. It imposes catastrophic constraints on public health protections, with huge human costs. Its supposed “major questions” doctrine is concocted from legal thin air— an outcome-driven bogus jurisprudential tenet. Once again, the Court’s misguided majority have shown that they are politicians with robes, pushing a far-right fringe agenda that they disclaimed as nominees before the American people.