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.
Pleased to see SCOTUS rightly conclude that EPA must consider cost of regs & job impact. Much needed rules for the Obama admin rule makers!
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) June 29, 2015
— RedNationRising (@RedNationRising) June 29, 2015
— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) June 29, 2015
— NFIB (@NFIB) June 29, 2015
— RepKevinBrady (@RepKevinBrady) June 29, 2015
Logical flaw: You can decide to buy a Ferrari. You cant decide not to breathe mercury if emitted by power plant. https://t.co/W7wv2PYjCb
— Daniel J. Weiss (@DanJWeiss) June 29, 2015
— Zoë Schlanger (@zoeschlanger) June 29, 2015
EPA on SCOTUS Ruling on coal plants: “This regulation has already been in place for 3 years…” Damage Already Done pic.twitter.com/HyOX3V5K20
— Steph (@steph93065) June 29, 2015