An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register
High court justices ruled in favor of the EPA for the most part, in a case involving carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and other industries. As Justice Antonin Scalia put it in writing the majority opinion, the EPA court approval to regulate 86 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and received permission to limit 83 percent of them.
Lawsuits against the EPA plan had been filed by a variety of opponents, including a coalition of states led by Texas.
Among those joining the case in opposition to the EPA was West Virginia. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s staff, working with their counterparts in Kansas and Montana, filed an amicus curiae brief (commonly known as a “friend of the court” filing).
Was the effort wasted? Not at all…