NAM Applauds SCOTUS Ruling on EPA’s GHG Regulations
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued this statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Tailoring Rule” and holding that the EPA does not have the power to require burdensome new permits for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for all stationary sources:
“Today is a victory for the integrity of our regulatory process and rational limits on executive power. The Supreme Court agreed with the NAM that the EPA may not regulate the entire economy by requiring burdensome new permits for millions of small and medium-sized manufacturers, schools, hospitals, office buildings, churches, warehouses and other buildings.
As the EPA considers its next suite of GHG regulations for new and existing power plants, manufacturers encourage the agency to heed the warning of the Supreme Court that it may not ‘bring about an enormous and transformative expansion in the EPA’s regulatory authority without clear congressional authorization.’ The EPA was never authorized to implement these unrealistic permitting regulations under the Clean Air Act, and we applaud our nation’s highest court for upholding both the letter and the spirit of the law.”