Response to SCOTUS Striking Down EPA Regulations

Date: June 30, 2015

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The justices released their decision on power plant emissions that would have cost businesses billions.

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the EPA had wrongly interpreted the Clean Air Act when it failed to examine the costs associated with regulations against power plants emitting mercury and other materials.

The 5-4 ruling on Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency means the case is now headed back to a lower court. NFIB filed an amicus brief in support of the state of Michigan for the case.

“Not only did the Supreme Court strike down a regulation that would have been detrimental to small business owners, but it has confirmed that agencies must consider all economic implications before creating any future regulations,” said Karen Harned, executive director of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center.

Not surprisingly, people on Twitter had strong reactions to the ruling. Below are some of the responses.

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