“Group to Sue EPA to Force Backdoor Cap-and-Trade, Raise Fuel Prices”
Rebekah Rast, ALG:
Apparently, gas isn’t expensive enough yet-at least for one environmental interest group that is now suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to force the creation of Cap-and-Trade. The Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law last week told EPA to expect the lawsuit.
“They want to make cheap energy expensive, so that expensive energy will seem cheap,” said Ryan Houck, executive director of Free Market America.
“We’ve seen this play before, and inventing fictitious markets that traffic imaginary products is bad enough. But asking the EPA to assume quasi-legislative powers so that it can unilaterally enact Cap-in-Trade is a deeply troubling step, even for radical environmentalists. Proponents of this lawsuit absurdly cite Hurricane Sandy as a reason for Cap-and-Trade.
But what Hurricane Sandy truly illustrates is the human hardship that results from communities losing power and fuel. This measure aims to render Sandy’s fuel shortages and soaring energy prices commonplace.”
Politico posted its story on this backdoor Cap-and-Trade lawsuit late last week. It can read here.
I believe a year or two back I mentioned the collusion between environmental groups and the EPA, whereby the environmentalist group sues the EPA, and the EPA, rather than go to court (is the ostensible rationale), “settles” with the plaintiff — thereby creating new environmental policy while circumventing Congress and keeping their hands clean from accusation of bureaucratic edict. This is by design, and the suits themselves merely ruses for the settlements that follow.
It is my understanding that this kind of thing is routine — and yet another studies corruption of our system being exploited by the tyrants who pose as our moral champions.
The time for resistance is passed. So I guess we’ll have to start now and go hard in order to make up for lost time…