Emissions: Perry to the rescue!

Texas governor Rick Perry and several national industry groups filed several separate petitions in Federal court today, questioning the US Government’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Generally, Perry and the other groups are arguing that emissions regulations are not a Constitutionally-mandated power and, as such, ought to be left to individual states to decide.

Of course, the Environmental Protection Agency will be among those arguing the government’s “Oh yes we can” case. While backing the government off emissions would be a huge Federal budget fat burner, the likelihood of the case gaining traction in court is slim; the US Court System stopped using the US Constitution as its guiding light decades ago…

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