Schumer blames Supreme Court conservatives despite 9-0 climate ruling

 May 26, 2023

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blasted conservatives in the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday against a climate regulation despite the unanimous decision.

The court determined that the EPA's definition of U.S. waters was too broad in a move that will limit its authority.

The statement

"This MAGA Supreme Court is continuing to erode our country's environmental laws," Schumer tweeted after the opinion was released.

"Make no mistake – this ruling will mean more polluted water, and more destruction of wetlands," he added.

A win for farmers

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley called the court's ruling a win for farmers.

"Major victory for Missouri farmers today as Supreme Court effectively strikes down Biden’s illegal WOTUS rule," he wrote.

"The ruling was a setback for the Environmental Protection Agency and a victory for an Idaho couple, Michael and Chantell Sackett, who have been battling with the federal government for over 15 years in their efforts to build a house on an empty lot near a large lake," SCOTUS Blog wrote.

"The Sacketts’ legal battle began shortly after they began backfilling their property to prepare the lot, which is about 300 feet from Priest Lake, for construction back in 2007. The Sacketts received a notice from the EPA to stop work because their lot contains wetlands protected by the CWA," it added.

Despite the win for freedom, the White House also spoke against the legal ruling, claiming the decision will harm farmers, businesses and other Americans.

"It will jeopardize the sources of clean drinking water for farmers, businesses and millions of Americans," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. "President Biden will use every legal authority available to him to ensure Americans in every state have clean water."

The response by Schumer and other Democrats shows that the party's political agenda has taken a hit from the legal ruling. The left appears more concerned about the impact on its donor base than whether the ruling was the correct legal decision based on constitutional law in a reaction that should be concerning for all freedom-loving Americans.

" A free people [claim] their rights, as derived from the laws of nature."
Thomas Jefferson
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