The Supreme Court issued a “stay” on the Obama Administration’s federal EPA’s Clean Power Plan on Tuesday Feb 9th. In a 5-4 decision, the Court issued a stay on the Power Plan, temporarily blocking its implementation while the case proceeds.

West Virginia’s State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey  said the ruling was a huge victory for West Virginia.

“It’s a good day for West Virginia,” he said triumphantly. “We begin our comeback in earnest.”

There is no guarantee what the final decision will be but, the stay is a promising step forward.

State Attorney General Morrisey stated, “This is an unprecedented stay. We believe a stay of this type has never been granted before at the U.S. Supreme Court. The stay is in place at least until this gets back to the (Court) on the merits.”


West Virginia and Texas led a coalition of 29 states and state agencies in challenging the legality of the Power Plan which would regulate emissions from coal-fired power plants causing undue hardships in an effort for the EPA to have them reduce carbon dioxide emissions by one-third by the year 2030.

“We took the lead in this effort. We drove this process over the last year-and-a-half,” said Morrisey. “We did it in order to really protect coal miners and their families. This is the beginning of our effort to really see more relief for the state of West Virginia.”

West Virginia’s Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins and First District Congressman David McKinley also praised the ruling in statements.

“This administration is using every regulation possible to put our hardworking coal miners in the unemployment line, but the Supreme Court just put the brakes on the EPA’s cornerstone anti-coal regulation,” Jenkins said in part of the release. This action is a major victory for West Virginia, and we will continue the fight in both the courts and in Congress.”

“President Obama’s regulations on coal-fired power plants represent a massive overreach that rests on shaky Constitutional ground. The Supreme Court’s decision today is a victory for West Virginia, coal mining families, and people everywhere who will face higher utility bills if this plan goes into effect,” McKinley stated.

Oral arguments on the merits of the states’ cases will be heard on June 2, 2016 in the D.C. Circuit Court . A final court ruling may not come for several months after.

The compliance period for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan starts in 2022, but states must submit plans to the EPA by September of this year or seek an extension.

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Dianne Marshall


  1. Shela says:

    Thank God! It has become plain, no doubt what so ever that Obama, Al Gore and so many others plan is to destroy the U.S.A. People continue to write about it, talk about it, but has it sunk in to our very being that his plan from day one was to destroy us. They are surly trying to topple the U.S.A from within. Do we get it yet? Everything he has done has been what the people did not want. …
    The reason no canididate had a platform they were running on was because they planned on growing a beard and continuing on business as usual. Everyone running took Donald Trump’s platform because they didn’t have one, and the people loved his. What would happen if any one of those men or women were elected is they would do as Groudy & Ryan. Grow a Muslim beard. That’s All Folks! They could spout off from the mouth garbage about carpet bombing, no-fly-zones, I want talk and try to get along with world leaders. Because they wouldn’t do nothing but allow the U.N to run things. I saw a article today that Mike Rogers has written a bill for the USA to withdraw from the U.N. He is positive if Donald Trump would get us out of UN he would win the election hands down! That I don’t know, I think he’s going to win anyway, but I would love to hear him say he would do that. The UN is evil. Satan controls the minds of those people…..
    Praying that this coal issue will stay tied up in legal red tape till Donald Trump becomes president. Look around at all the totally impossibilities that this administration have made or trying to make possible. Unbelievable!

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  2. Shela says:

    Sggreer6673, you are totally correct! It could only be the Hand Of God working! Everything is backfiring right in their faces! I am so enjoying the show! Not enjoying these situations but if their gonna let the devil operate through them then I’m going to enjoying watching it backfire.
    Thank You Jesus!

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  3. Amen. God will look after the poor. These people work really hard risking even their lives to provide for their families but are still poor. So if you think you have nothing of desires, you need to meet these people. They can only afford the necessities.


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