Sorry, but their power is finite, and can be scrutinized thru the lens of the US judiciary. Sue every ruling they put out!
Sure. Good theory. How well has it worked since 1975? Seeing as how no one in the Republican party outside of Inhofe seems to have the onions to even speak out.
This is no different that what the EPA has been doing for 30+ years. I've seen little effort to pursue lawsuits against them except by the EnviroTards when they aren't extreme enough.
We wouldn't be here now if the Party Of Stupid had been doing this all along. Any evidence it is going to get smart and start now?
I could use a little hope. IMO, we should be taking pitchforks to Republicans.
It was the 2007 SCOTUS ruling(5-4) that CO2 was a pollutant that set the EPA in motion.
EPA has said that they will not use the Clean Air Act regulatory threshold of 250 tons. Instead, they plan to "tailor the regulation" to 25,000 tons, which will limit those being regulated to the very largest emitters(about 14,000)
Those "very largest emitters" will sue EPA saying that EPA does not have the legal authority to change the regulatory threshold from 250 tons to 25,000 tons.
I hate to tell you this, but EPA is trying to stay out of the way of Congress. But EPA has certain legal obligations to the SCOTUS decision. New York University School of Law published a paper earlier this year defining EPA's legal obligations to the court. The paper was entitled "The Road Ahead" and it has been published and republished on numerous websites.