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“Supreme Court Has Sided With the American People,” Westerman says of Gas Emissions Ruling

February 11, 2016
Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (Feb. 11) in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily block the Obama Administration’s greenhouse gas emissions rules on power plants:

“The Supreme Court has sided with the American people,” Westerman said. “Instead of bypassing Congress to rewrite our nation’s laws, President Obama is seeing the Constitution enforced and our nation’s system of checks and balances at work. This is a first step by the high court that I hope results in a permanent ban on the president’s radical ideas that support extreme environmental interests instead of the will of the American people. For the health of our economy and for our future more progress needs to be made to rein in out of control regulators in what some refer to as the fourth branch of government.  Stopping the "regulatory branch" will take a concerted effort from the three real branches of government at the Capitol, at the White House, and in the courts.”