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What Limits Do Experts Have? EPA and Carbon Dioxide as “Pollution”
Nov 22, 2022
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William M Briggs

Statistician to the Stars! Ex-SSgt.

EVERYTHING YOU BELIEVE IS WRONG

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There is a fascinating exchange on the principle of Experts Decide All Things vs. what we might call subsidiarity from the Manhattan Contrarian, Francis Menton.

Menton attended a conference at which they were “debating the merits of recent Supreme Court cases that have articulated something called the Major Questions Doctrine as a limit on administrative agency power to promulgate regulations of sweeping import without clear statutory basis.”

An academic lawyer named Sally Katzen defended the side of Experts and the EPA.

Recall first Experts at EPA decided your breath was a pollutant—yes, they did. Carbon dioxide, the very stuff of your breath, the very food of plants, is, Experts at EPA insist, a pollutant. And they were set to shut down all coal and gas because of this Expert ruling.

Comment and more at https://www.wmbriggs.com/?p=43484

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