CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued this statement following President Joe Biden’s remarks about climate change during a Wednesday event in Somerset, Mass.
“President Biden’s remarks and actions announced in Massachusetts today show he is taking the same unlawful, go-it-alone, pen-and-phone approach to climate change as President Obama. Thankfully, this approach was just squarely rejected by the Supreme Court in the landmark West Virginia v. EPA case.
States like West Virginia will not hesitate to challenge this overreach and enforce the West Virginia v. EPA decision in court. Just because a president is frustrated by Congress does not give him the power to make an end run around the Constitution. The simple fact is that Congress is going to take a more measured, nuanced, and cautious approach to climate change issues, for good reason.
Furthermore, if the president wants legislation passed, he is going to have to reach across the aisle and compromise, rather than insisting on implementing a radical agenda that will hurt West Virginians and others across the country unnecessarily by knee-capping American energy security. Indeed, the White House is telegraphing that the president will declare a “climate emergency.”
But our real energy emergencies right now are high gas and electricity prices, and skyrocketing inflation — much of that caused by Biden’s anti-energy policies.
Biden is taking the wrong approach to fixing what truly ails America, and ignoring the mandate of the Supreme Court in West Virginia v. EPA. This is a sad day for our country, and yet another proof of the utter failures of Biden as president. We will not stand by and watch Biden continue to ignore the law and engage in massive federal overreach.”