Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA.
“First on gun safety, then on abortion, and now on the environment – this MAGA, regressive, extremist Supreme Court is intent on setting America back decades, if not centuries. The Republican-appointed majority of the MAGA Court is pushing the country back to a time when robber barons and corporate elites have complete power and average citizens have no say.
“Just like last week’s dangerously misguided and abhorrent decisions on gun safety and abortion, the extremist MAGA Court’s ruling today in West Virginia v. EPA will cause more needless deaths – in this instance because of more pollution that will exacerbate the climate crisis and make our air and water less clean and safe. But make no mistake — the consequences of this decision will ripple across the entire federal government, from the regulation of food and drugs to our nation’s health care system, all of which will put American lives at risk, making it all the more imperative that Democrats soon pass meaningful legislation to address the climate crisis.
“The decades-long fight to protect citizens from corporate abuses is being wiped out in a single case by extremist MAGA judges.
“Today’s decision adds to a number of dangerously outrageous decisions that have rightly tarnished the public’s confidence in the Court -- every Republican who had a role in putting these six justices on the bench are complicit in the devastating impacts of its extremist decisions.”