Getting very uneasy about West Virginia v. EPA
I'm thinking they're going to end Chevron deference.
That would cripple not only the EPA, but the ATF, IRS, and most other government agencies.
What am I talking about?
Chevron is a 1984 supreme court case which essentially says that when a law is ambiguous in an area relating to the powers of a federal agency, the courts should defer to the opinion of the agency as to what the law means as they are the experts. In practice, many current federal regulations depend on agencies abilities to write detailed regulations based on open ended laws. Tearing down chevron means that unless a federal agency has a very specific mandate to do something, they could be able to be challenged in court and have a significant chance of losing. It would be a massive blow to the modern federal government, particularly since the current composition of congress makes is insanely difficult to pass laws needed to clarify the law and fill in the holes in our regulatory structures that removing Chevron would create.
They are chipping away all our progress. This and public education and a lot more.
They already sue the shit out of regulatory agencies, but this will make it much easier for these scumbag corporate law firms to neuter environmental laws and kill regulations altogether.
they Supreme Court is their back up to ruin all that is good for people.