Now that they got what they wanted, the media is taking its victory lap over the passage of the Inflation Increase Act.
Yesterday, it was the $350 billion in loans, grants and subsidies for politically connected green energy companies, many of which will go bankrupt, but not before passing on the loot to the Democrats and activist groups who got it from them. Not counting PPP, this is shaping up to be one of the greatest highway robberies of Americans in years.
Now, here’s how Manchin’s move shot American manufacturing, power generation and mining in the head.
.When the Supreme Court restricted the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to fight climate change this year, the reason it gave was that Congress had never granted the agency the broad authority to shift America away from burning fossil fuels.
Now it has.
Throughout the landmark climate law, passed this month, is language written specifically to address the Supreme Court’s justification for reining in the E.P.A., a ruling that was one of the court’s most consequential of the term. The new law amends the Clean Air Act, the country’s bedrock air-quality legislation, to define the carbon dioxide produced by the burning of fossil fuels as an “air pollutant.”
Which it’s not. But since when do facts have to do with anything?
Manchin has been pretending that he played the Dem majority to get what he wanted. Either he got played or he was in on it all along. This will help kill coal mining in America.
The Times is talking about West Virginia v. EPA. That would be Manchin’s own state.
In a letter, Senator Manchin argued that, “Your letter also indicated that the Inflation Reduction Act provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with unbridled ability to regulate greenhouse gases and coal assets however they deem appropriate and that it removes the critical underpinnings of the recent West Virginia v. EPA court ruling. Once again, you have misunderstood the text. The U.S. Supreme Court in that ruling made clear that Congress did not give EPA the authority to require “generation shifting.” The Inflation Reduction Act does not provide any new authority for EPA to shut down coal plants or to require “generation shifting.” The text does not grant EPA any new authority to do anything to power plants or coal facilities that Congress has not already authorized.”
Senator Ted Cruz warned that Manchin’s Inflation Increase Act would do just that. Manchin had denied it. Now the Left is taking its victory lap.
“It’s buried in there,” Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, said on Fox News Business ahead of the Senate vote. “The Democrats are trying to overturn the Supreme Court’s West Virginia vs. E.P.A. victory,” he added, referring to the ruling that curbed the E.P.A.’s ability to tackle global warming.
It’s not buried anymore. They passed it, now we’re finding out what’s in it.
Manchin lied, coal died.