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15 January, 2024

Snowed in? Thank The MAGA Packed Supreme Court That Crippled The EPA In Its Fight Against Climate Change

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Supreme Court cripples EPA in its fight against Global Warming and Climate Change

"150 million Americans under weather alerts, 9 dead as 'dangerous cold' has U.S. in its clutches"

"A massive wave of arctic air sweeping down on the jet stream gripped a wide swath of the nation as temperatures plummeted 20 to 40 degrees below normal, fueled by howling winds that placed almost half of all Americans under wind chill watches and warnings." - USA Today

Are you one of the millions suffering from the freezing weather? Why can't the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) do more to fight the pollution causing Global Warming? How do fossil fuel billionaire block rig the system? Should Supreme Court Justices taking luxury trips from billionaires be ruling to cripple the EPA? Should Senators escape to a sunny beach while winter storms batter their state? Follow along with this real-time weather map which shows conditions where you live.

MAGA packed Supreme Court cripples EPA as it fights Climate Change.

MAGA Supreme Court rules for billionaires

"The U.S. Supreme Court severely limited the federal government's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, in a 6-3 ruling split between the court's conservative majority and liberal minority. Ruling on the case, called West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the court's six conservative justices held that the EPA — which was established in 1970 to curb widespread pollution and implement national environmental protection policies — does not have the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions on a national scale without express approval from the U.S. Congress." - Live Science

SCOTUS cripples the EPA ability to regulate greenhouse gases increasing the risk of global warming and sea level rise

HOW CHARLES KOCH PURCHASED THE SUPREME COURT’S EPA DECISION

"Decades of contributions aimed at influencing the judiciary bought the fossil fuel billionaire the ruling he’s always wanted. To ensure further growth of his riches even as science showed that the continued use of fossil fuels would accelerate climate disasterOpens in a new tab, Koch has funneled some of his vast fortune into an extraordinary network of political front groups, lobbying efforts, think tanks, and activist networks that aim to stifle climate action.

For decades, the Kochtopus, as some call his many-tentacled political influence machine, has sought to undermine not just the environmental regulation in Koch Industries’ path but also the science and philosophy of government on which it is based." - The Intercept

Republican packed Supreme Court kills climate change reform

Supreme Court Justices decisions benefit billionaires providing luxury trips

"In late June 2019, right after the U.S. Supreme Court released its final opinion of the term, Justice Clarence Thomas boarded a large private jet headed to Indonesia. He and his wife were going on vacation: nine days of island-hopping in a volcanic archipelago on a superyacht staffed by a coterie of attendants and a private chef. If Thomas had chartered the plane and the 162-foot yacht himself, the total cost of the trip could have exceeded $500,000. Fortunately for him, that wasn’t necessary: He was on vacation with real estate magnate and Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, who owned the jet — and the yacht, too." - Pro Publica

Clarence Thomas and Harlan Crow

Texas Senator Ted Cruz flew to Cancun, Mexico, amid weather crisis

Cruz has attempted to defend taking a family trip to Mexico amid a winter storm that left millions in his state without power and water... Millions of people in Texas face water shortages, with reservoirs near empty. Freezing temperatures have caused power blackouts at water treatment facilities and burst water pipes supplying homes, despite attempts by some homeowners to insulate them from the cold using blankets. About 13 million Texans have been told to boil water that may be contaminated. - BBC

Ted Cruz escapes to Mexico as Texas faces a severe weather storm

TakeAway: Fight Climate Change and stop billionaires corrupting the justice system. Vote for President Biden and Democrats.

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