“By EPA’s logic, someone could decide whether it is “appropriate” to buy a Ferrari without thinking about cost, because he plans to think about cost later when deciding whether to upgrade the sound system.”– Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
The Supreme Court’s decision to halt the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule in the Michigan v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency case is a sign of rational thinking when it comes to the overreach of the EPA.
The Court shared in their opinion that the implementation of such a rule is not appropriate as it would impose billions of dollars in economic costs in return for a few dollars in health or environmental benefits. With this decision, the Court has made it clear that the EPA must consider cost when it comes to rule-making.
Steve Wilson writes on how the Court’s decision could help Mississippi in the long term. Read his piece here.