May 23, 2022

Judge blocks Biden’s climate change executive order

A district judge has ruled against a key climate change executive order by President Joe Biden.

“In a Friday ruling, U.S. District Judge James Cain blocked Biden’s January 2021 executive order that factored in the “social cost” of carbon emissions when creating rules regulating pollution,” Fox Business reported.

“Cain sided with Republican attorneys general from energy-producing states who said the administration’s action to raise the cost estimate of carbon emissions threatened to drive up energy costs while decreasing state revenues from energy production,” it added.

Opposition largely stemmed from defining the cost of a ton of carbon. Estimates vary widely, making it impossible to clearly define the executive order and enforce it.

While the Biden administration will likely appeal the ruling, it shows why Americans should be concerned about aspects of the left’s climate change agenda. Some of the current ways to evaluate climate change are not built on specific information that can be used to truly tell whether the environmental impact is improving.

The battle will certainly continue, but at least one judge is forcing the Biden administration to do its homework before moving forward on another plan that will cost American taxpayers more money.

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