The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s rule that regulates waterways in a unanimous 9-0 decision.
The Court’s decision on Sackett v. EPA narrows Waters of the United States (WOTUS), instructing the government to define a waterway as a “continuous surface connection” to major water bodies.
The New Mexico-based eco-left group bemoaned the decision on Twitter, writing, “Everyone should be troubled by this Supreme Court ruling on #SackettvEPA. The #SCOTUS decision puts polluters over people, resulting in extreme consequences for the @EPA’s ability to protect our nation’s waters.”
Another leftist group in the state, Amigos Bravos, wrote, “The Supreme Court just issued a ruling that severely weakens the Clean Water Act in Sackett v. EPA, putting New Mexico’s communities, public health, and local ecosystems at risk – especially those most vulnerable to pollution and intensifying climate disasters.”
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer angrily wrote in a statement, “This MAGA Supreme Court is continuing to erode our country’s environmental laws,” adding, “Make no mistake – this ruling will mean more polluted water, and more destruction of wetlands.”
Apparently, Schumer is unaware that every SCOTUS judge voted for the decision — including the three leftist justices Sonya Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Joe Biden’s White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also blasted the decision, saying Thursday, “It will jeopardize the sources of clean drinking water for farmers, businesses, and millions of Americans.”
UPDATE: Democrat New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham bemoaned the decision in a statement via Twitter:
6 thoughts on “Eco-left rages after U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules against Biden’s EPA”
These extreme leftist eco maniacs want to control every waterway, to even include puddles.
The EPA CAUSED THE GOLD KING MINE SPILL in Silverton, CO back in 2016 sending tons of toxic heavy metals and poisons all the way down Colorado, into New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona.
The Animas River was completely brown and polluted by the EPA!!!
Yet that same EPA wants the authority to control ALL waters in North America on land of the USA. They may make rules but they have zero authority to make laws.
For the leftists, including the eco maniacs, it’s all about control.
Troubled hahahaha not troubled at all. I applaud the SCOTUS for fixing that garbage law the Congress refused to address.
Union membership for Public Employees next, I hope, for the SCOTUS docket…PJS