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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2022, 03:34 AM

2. The right wing states that brought the suit can't even imagine people wanted to save the environment

The Republican states -- led by Louisiana -- had argued that while the "stated purpose" of the estimates is to "try to approximate global harms to society from greenhouse gas emissions attendant to objects of regulated activities," they are really a "power grab" designed to "manipulate America's entire federal regulatory apparatus through speculative costs and benefits so that the Administration can impose its preferred policy outcomes on every sector of the American economy."

It is, to them, inconceivable that the "preferred policy outcomes" really are preventing "global harms to society from greenhouse gas emissions" - or they think they can convince their gullible voters of that, anyway. They, or the voters, are stuck in the conspiratorial mindset of "Democrats do everything for nefarious purposes". At least the Supreme Court is still willing to consider that preventing harm is a valid reason for a policy.

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