Rep. Huffman Statement on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

June 30, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02), member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency:  

“Today a radical and corrupt Supreme Court handed another major deliverable to the rightwing dark money machine that has worked for decades to bring us to this moment.  After stripping women of their fundamental right to reproductive choice, inventing a new fundamental right to carry guns in public just for the heck of it, and dismantling the wall separating church and state, the Kangaroo Court is now shielding the fossil fuel industry from direct federal regulation of planet-killing carbon pollution, effectively hijacking and rewriting the Clean Air Act for corporate polluters,” said Rep. Huffman. “Clearly nothing matters to this Court except the sacred checklist for reshaping our republic into a conservative dystopia – not the law, not the needs of the American people, not even the existential threat of the climate crisis.  As terrible as today’s decision is, we will not give up the fight against carbon pollution because we can’t – the ability of our children and grandchildren to live on this planet literally depends on us taking bold climate action in this decade.  It will be harder without the full force of the Clean Air Act, but we must now double down on the other tools to decarbonize the global economy and save the planet.”