Twelve States Sue Administration Over Climate Order

Suit argues a lack of authority to set a “social cost” for greenhouse gases.

The attorneys general of twelve states have joined in a coalition to sue President Biden’s administration over an executive order on climate. The suit alleges that the president’s order has the potential for a serious economic impact across the nation through the expansion of federal regulatory power.

The state AGs assert that the president’s Executive Order 13990 titled “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis” does not have the authority to issue binding numbers for the “social cost” of greenhouse gases to be used in federal regulations.

The suit claims that the impact from the $9.5 trillion “social cost” of green house gases “will be used to justify an equally enormous expansion of federal regulatory power that will intrude into every aspect of Americans’ lives—from their cars, to their refrigerators and homes, to their grocery and electric bills.” The lawsuit argues that the president’s order does not have the authority to set values for the social costs of carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide that will be used by regulatory agencies. “It will be used to inflict untold billions or trillions of dollars of damage to the U.S. economy for decades to come,” the suit states.

The lawsuit is led by the attorney general of Missouri and is joined by Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration to seek the Lord’s wisdom as they craft foreign and domestic policies with far-reaching impact.
  • For God’s guidance for U.S. officials seeking to steward the economy, environment, and climate.

Sources: Fox News, CBS News


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