A group of 12 states, led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, have filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Biden administration over a climate executive order that was signed on January 27.
The states are claiming that the executive order has the potential to have a serious negative economic impact due to the expansion of federal regulatory power.
Which, of course, is exactly the plan. Expand regulatory power so the government ultimately has more control over the means of production and can better redistribute wealth.
The other state attorneys general joining the action were from Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.
The states argue the order, titled “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis,” doesn’t have the authority to issue binding numbers for the “social cost” of greenhouse gases to be used in federal regulations, Fox Business reported.
Schmitt said the regulations will stifle manufacturing and harm agriculture in Missouri and hundreds of thousands of workers in those industries in his state, Fox Business reported.
“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 wrote in a statement.
The suit goes on to claim that the impact from the $9.5 trillion “social cost” of greenhouse gases will end up stretching across the country. .
“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 suit goes on to state.
“It will be used to inflict untold billions or trillions of dollars of damage to the U.S. economy for decades to come,” the suit says, arguing the action is in violation of the separation of powers, “the most fundamental bulwark of liberty.”
At the end of the day, this isn’t about preserving the environment. It’s about redistribution of wealth. This is disguised socialism. Nothing more. This kind of order needs to be fought against, and that’s what these states are doing now.
Let’s hope they succeed in their efforts.