For Immediate Release: June 30, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
West Virginia v. EPA Opinion Is Pro-Congressional Approval on Major Policy Questions
Washington, D.C.: “The Supreme Court has delivered another major victory for checks and balances today,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency took many twists and turns, both legally and politically, as it passed through multiple courts and dealt with a timeline across three different presidential administrations.
“At its core was a Constitutional question that I firmly believe the High Court answered correctly today. Executive agencies can and often do step far outside the bounds of their authority without specific congressional approval, and it’s time for that practice to stop. Today’s victory for West Virginia and a coalition of states doesn’t only clarify the limits of the EPA’s authority, but it more broadly hands down a decision that may help to curb the powerful appetite of so many out-of-control agencies.
“From gun rights to environmental polices to a host of other issues that directly affect Americans, the Supreme Court has affirmed the Constitution and the voice of We the People. Powerful, far-reaching policy decisions ought to come from Congress, not bureaucrats and executive branch regulators.”