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Why the West Virginia v. EPA ruling matters

By Gabriella Hoffman

“The Supreme Court made clear ruling on the merits of CPP (Clean Power Plan) that the Obama administration’s interpretation of the authority, which, mind you, is very much consistent with the Biden administration’s interpretation, because it’s all the same people who are working there today that we’re working at the agency then made very clear that their view of authority went well beyond what Congress had authorized. And so they issued their decision today rebuking EPA and limiting their actions to so that they are only consistent with with what Congress has explicitly stated.” — Mandy Gunasekara, former EPA Chief-of-Staff

In Episode 284 of District of Conservation, Gabriella gets reaction from Mandy Gunasekara, former EPA Chief-of-Staff and current IWF Senior Policy Analyst, on the West Virginia v. EPA decision. SCOTUS ruled 6-3 that the EPA overstepped its authority in 2015 when limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants a la the Clean Power Plan. Tune in!

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West Virginia v. EPA Decision

WSJ: How WV v. EPA Curbs Executive Branch Overreach

On the Chevron Rule

Follow Mandy Gunasekara’s IWF Page and Twitter Account


  • Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the “District of Conservation” podcast and CFACT’s original YouTube series “Conservation Nation.” Learn more about her work at