VAN DREW ISSUES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING AGAINST UNELECTED DC BUREAUCRATS CREATING FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
June 30, 2022 — Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where the Supreme Court ruled against unelected DC bureaucrats making federal environmental policy without congressional approval.
“The opinion in West Virginia v. EPA is a critical decision holding that federal agencies cannot exceed their constitutional authority by making policies affecting private industries without clear congressional authorization,” said Congressman Van Drew. “While critics of this decision will frame it as an attack on President Biden’s climate agenda, this ruling actually deals with limiting federal agencies authority to issue mandates and policies beyond their jurisdiction. We have seen how inefficient the federal government has been under President Biden and congressional Democrats. They have crippled our economy and are now relying on unelected bureaucrats to push their climate agenda forward and dictate how private companies operate. If Democrats, who control the House and Senate, want federal agencies to hold this authority, then they are more than capable of authorizing that power. But until that happens, the power must remain with the people and their elected representatives.”