It feels like the end game. In the US last week, the third perverse and highly partisan supreme court decision in a few days made American efforts to prevent climate breakdown almost impossible. Ruling in favour of the state of West Virginia, the court decided that the Environmental Protection Agency is not entitled to restrict carbon dioxide emissions from power stations.
What they said is that the EPA sure can reglaute. Bit when it’s a big regulatory ask Congress actually has to pass a law specifically stating that the EPA should do that big regulating.
And that is all. Want big stuff done by government? Pass a law.
It’s democracy v plutocracy – this is the endgame for our planet
It’s, erm, more democratic that way, d’ye see? The elected legislature passes a law, the bureaucracy gets on with implementation. Instead of the unelected bureaucracy inventing rules which it then enforces itself. Democracy?