The PJ Tatler

Obama to Supes: Drop Dead

You’ve got to hand it to the Democrats: on the rare occasion they lose in the Supreme Court, they just tell the Court to stuff it:

The White House said Monday that the Supreme Court’s Monday decision against an Environmental Protection Agency air pollution rule wouldn’t impact a huge, pending EPA rule imposing regulations on existing power plants. “Obviously, we’re disappointed with the outcome,” he said. “I will say, based on what we have read so far, there is no reason that this court ruling should have an impact on the ability of the administration to develop and implement the clean power plant [ruling].”

“These are two separate rulemaking processes that we have pursued here, and there is nothing contained in this ruling that should in any way impact our ability to successfully complete the clean power plant” regulation, he said. The high court’s decision striking down EPA rules aimed at curbing emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that took effect in April didn’t deal with the substance of the regulation. Instead, the court ruled 5-4 that the EPA failed to take the costs of the regulation on the industry into effect.

So, next time, the EPA will take costs into effect, decide they don’t matter because if it can save just one life and continue on its mission to destroy a big chunk of the American economy. This is what comes of having a government of lawyers, not men.