Washington, DC (February 28, 2022) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of West Virginia v. EPA. Republican-led states and coal companies are seeking to have the court limit the extent to which the EPA can regulate power sector greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.
Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO, released the following statement:
“This is a landmark case that will have a far-reaching impact on jobs and our economy. Only seven percent of small businesses are fully recovered from the pandemic, according to the latest Job Creators Network Foundation poll of small business owners. President Biden’s Big Government policies are hampering our recovery, with nearly three million Americans who had a job pre-Covid still looking for work. Biden’s EPA is seeking unbridled authority to remake the energy sector. If the Supreme Court restricts the EPA’s authority, it will be a huge defeat for the Biden Administration and a massive win for our economy. America’s small businesses are watching this case closely, and we are optimistic the Supreme Court will make the right decision and rule in favor of the plaintiff.”