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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:01 PM

12 Republican-led states sue President Biden over climate change order

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON ó Twelve Republican-led states Monday sued President Joe Biden over his first executive order aimed at climate change, alleging he lacked the constitutional authority to implement new rules about greenhouse gases.

The federal lawsuit, led by Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt of Missouri, argues Biden violated the separation of powers clause in the Constitution because Congress, not the president, has the power to regulate.

On his first day in the White House, Biden signed Executive Order 13990, directing federal agencies to calculate the "social cost" of greenhouse gas pollution by estimating "monetized damages" to inform future federal regulations. This includes changes in net agricultural productivity, human health, property damage from increased flood risk and the value of ecosystem services.

But the 12 states that are plaintiffs say assigning such values is a "quintessentially legislative action that falls within Congressís exclusive authority." They also say the economic ramifications of the order will be disastrous.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/12-republican-led-states-sue-president-biden-over-climate-change-order/ar-BB1enRR0?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply 12 Republican-led states sue President Biden over climate change order (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 8 OP
hadEnuf Mar 8 #1
jimlup Mar 8 #10
OAITW r.2.0 Mar 8 #2
paleotn Mar 8 #4
paleotn Mar 8 #3
drray23 Mar 8 #5
OldBaldy1701E Mar 9 #20
scarletwoman Mar 8 #6
bucolic_frolic Mar 8 #7
Botany Mar 8 #8
sop Mar 8 #9
drray23 Mar 8 #11
malthaussen Mar 9 #19
Mickju Mar 8 #12
Evolve Dammit Mar 8 #13
rlegro Mar 8 #14
rickyhall Mar 9 #15
2naSalit Mar 9 #16
Maxheader Mar 9 #17
malthaussen Mar 9 #18
bluestarone Mar 9 #21

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:07 PM

1. Republicans are setting themselves up as enemies of America.

They are against absolutely everything someone other than them tries to do.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:28 PM

10. They are enemies of the planet.

It is broader than just America.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:09 PM

2. OK, cut them out.

If that's their parochial concern....cool. The voters can change their representation. Meanwhile 38 State's carrying on with a progressive climate change future.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:17 PM

4. Build a wall.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:16 PM

3. Going nowhere and wasting their taxpayer's money.

Then again, a majority of voters in those states elected these nuts in the first place. Maybe they deserve their tax dollars being wasted.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:20 PM

5. thats a ridiculous lawsuit.

All that the EO does is direct agencies to make estimates for planning purposes. How can this possibly be exclusively a purview of congress ? Are they going to also sue to forbid people from thinking about issues ?

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Response to drray23 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 10:19 AM

20. You mean they haven't already? (n/t)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:21 PM

6. It seems to me that the collection of data "to inform future federal regulations" is not the same as

actually creating new regulations.

I would hope the court would recognize this, but who knows.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:23 PM

7. I hope it's no big deal, executive branches do cost-benefit analyses all the time

as part of decision making. And these bozos think the LEGISLATURE will better estimate such values? Better than say, scientists, actuaries, accountants, public policy makers? I don't think so.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:24 PM

8. A party of dumb fucks

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:27 PM

9. In other words, extractive energy interests controlling elected officials in these twelve states

are suing Biden because EO 13990 will cost them a lot of money.

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Response to sop (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:43 PM

11. it wont cost them.anything.

that EO directs federal agencies to carry out studies for planning purposes. It does not impose anything on states.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 09:54 AM

19. It's a thin edge of the wedge fear

The XO legitimizes the concept that climate change is at least partially man-made, and that some action must be taken to combat it. It is that potential action the plutocracts fear, hence they're trying to head it off at the pass.

In much the same way, the NRA opposes and and all firearms restrictions, because they fear what might come next.

-- Mal

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:53 PM

12. These imbeciles are going to be the death of all of us.

Our imploding climate is an extreme emergency and most people are totally oblivious.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 10:27 PM

13. The tongue chewing, knuckle draggers respond. Can't fix it folks. The stupid just burns. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 10:36 PM

14. Those idiots

Assigning numerical values to climate variables is an exercise in SCIENCE, not ledger-lating. Although I suppose Repubs could try to assign any nifty, self-fulfilling numbers they like. That would be nonsensical. But I repeat myself.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 01:55 AM

15. Stupid motherfuckers would kill us all if it makes them a profit.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 08:34 AM

16. The states...

Republican state attorneys general from Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah joined the suit.


I knew Montana would be in on it.

Everyone needs to keep an eye on the Montana crew, only Tester is a Dem and he is against the decision on the KXL. Tester believes the lie about jobs, the issue is that Montana based it's tax structure around the extractive industries and it shows. Especially now.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 09:07 AM

17. sit on it and spin wingers..


Joe is the new superman for gaia, the Big Mother ...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 09:48 AM

18. The climate does not respect State borders.

In a reasonable world, this suit would have no merit.

-- Mal

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 10:58 AM

21. Let's hope the courts listen to science and NOT

The lowlife QTHUGS!!

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