A total of 12 states are suing the Biden Administration over a recent executive order that they say can have dire consequences for the country. The order expands the federal government’s regulatory power to such a degree that “overreaching” is an understatement.
Fox Business reports that the lawsuit, filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and joined by Attorneys General in Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah, tackles Biden’s latest effort to act like a dictator head-on:
It alleges that Biden’s Executive Order 13990, titled “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis,” does not have the authority to issue binding numbers for the “social cost” of greenhouse gases to be used in federal regulations.
The breakdown of the social costs shows $269 billion for carbon dioxide, $990 billion for methane, and $8.24 trillion for nitrous oxide – totaling approximately $9.5 trillion, according to the lawsuit, which cited interim values determined by an interagency working group that was created by Biden’s order.
Schmitt said that those potential regulations will stifle manufacturing and harm agriculture in Missouri, where state figures show that hundreds of thousands of people work in those industries.
“Under President Biden’s executive order, which he didn’t have the authority to enact, these hard-working Missourians who have lived and worked this land for generations, could be left in the dust,” Schmitt says. “In practice, this enormous figure will be used to justify an equally enormous expansion of federal regulatory power that will intrude into every aspect of Americans’ lives— from their cars, to their refrigerators and homes, to their grocery and electric bills.”
The lawsuit claims that Biden’s order will be used to inflict untold billions or trillions of dollars of damage to the U.S. economy for decades to come.” In addition, it violates the separation of powers, “the most fundamental bulwark of liberty.”
As states continue to fight back, Biden is perfectly displaying the corrupt, heavy-handed approach of the Democrat Party — one that refuses to compromise on anything and that is willing to violate the Constitution at will.