Reposted from Authorities Accountability & Oversight
New York Legal professional Common Letitia James’s Workplace led the event of what the Wall Avenue Journal editorial board referred to as “Biden’s ‘BackDoor’ Local weather Plan,” a intelligent if doubtless illegal technique to sneak within the Inexperienced New Deal beneath the auspices of controlling ozone — ditching failed local weather messaging on “Polar ice caps and the polar bears [which] have change into the local weather change ‘mascots,’” as a result of, “Sadly, local weather change within the summary is an more and more – and persistently – unpersuasive argument to make.”
The plan is specified by months of emails between James’s Workplace and different OAGs with former EPA profession attorneys and officers, and even the present Biden EPA local weather chief. It’s what a James-led lawsuit filed by those self same AGs the day earlier than the inauguration set in movement, as detailed in an amicus temporary right here.
It’s what they’re doing. Understandably, AG James doesn’t like having that identified, in line with her letter to the WSJ editors that ran final Friday.
Regardless, the albatross of local weather doomsaying and Inexperienced New Deal moon battery has yielded, for sensible functions, to a brand new narrative “about our neighbor with respiratory sickness,” a rhetorical sleight of hand “highlighting the kids’s well being dimension to all of our main initiatives,” to seize these “many Individuals who in any other case would oppose lots of our regulatory actions.”
That is the plan, as laid out on The Most Cynical EPA Memo, Evah™, re-released by GAO on the doc’s anniversary final month. EPA and its allies are doing what they stated for years, amongst themselves, they wanted to do. And which a paper path exhibits that James’s Workplace ready for months to do. Publicity of which has solely prompted AG James to insist that you simply shouldn’t consider your mendacity eyes however as an alternative, bear in mind your neighbor with respiratory sickness. Which, the paper path exhibits, will not be what this intelligent transfer is about.
AG James’s LTE merely protests — and proves — an excessive amount of.