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-- -- represents one of the fifteen states suing the Environmental Protection Agency.
Virginia's attorney general -- -- and Elliott argues the EPA broke the law.
-- the agency determined that greenhouse gases are pollutants that endanger human health.
Because that agency didn't conduct their own research.
They relied on United Nations manipulated data.
And from scientists that in some cases he alleges are -- the attorney general also saying the EPA is blatantly pursuing a political agenda.
And the attorney general joins us now it's great to have you -- this mr.
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And I need the profound importance servicers who cannot be overstated.
Because people don't understand I think in many quarters that this could result the EPA's position and the way in which it's gone about.
This will create another mandate.
Of the potential for a -- -- date that'll affect every pocket -- in the country right.
That the economic impact.
Of this greenhouse gas endangerment finding which is what the EPA's advancing.
Is probably several thousand dollars per year per household.
Once it's fully implemented which is very much like the financial impact the economic impact of the Waxman Markey cap and trade bill -- it's a lot of the same industries over very similar timeframe.
And just as hard and critically for us as attorneys general.
They advanced -- this in violation of the law in violation of their own data standards in fact a year and a half after we brought this case.
Their own inspector general in the EPA.
Issued a report last September that said the EPA didn't follow it's own data standards which are.
A strong legal requirements.
Two obviously maintain a scientific foundation.
For their regulatory.
Proposals and and this one did not meet that standard we alleged that when we file the case it was filed on where -- bipartisan group of attorneys general this is not.
Just all Republican it was also Democrat attorneys general because of these violations of the law on the major economic impact.
This this is also a back door effort on the part of this administration since it could not advance cap and trade.
To achieve the same result correct.
In a Democrat congress they couldn't advance cap and trade.
But they had the EPA which I've taken to calling the employment prevention agency because they're so good at that.
On this is gonna have a devastating economic impact.
And as you said there's no way they could have gotten this through congress so they didn't try they they broke the law.
And we hope that the three judge panel that spent two days hearing this case here in the District of Columbia.
Will will find for us and we'll send this all back to the EPA -- instructions for them to start over.
It even raises the question hour every human if they find in your favor.
This this administration has not demonstrated that is exactly responsive to.
Long or mandates.
Know from from courts.
No Lou this is the -- between the president and his administration we have the greatest.
Administration in terms of violations of the law disdain for the law disdain for the courts.
In our lifetimes.
There is no this is never happened before not on the U.
Across the board basis that we're seeing we're talking about the EPA today.
But we could say the same thing about the FCC is they ignored DC Circuit Court of Appeals order.
That they may not regulate the Internet they went -- organs and well sure we can.
The National Labor Relations Board the the illegal appointments to the NLRB and the new consumer protection board board I mean the list goes on and on and on more and all on.
So it looks like -- -- ordinary behavior.
Let's -- them because of your good work them and the efforts of fourteen others other attorneys general that the list.
-- being -- on true right and we hope we shorten it by one anyway thanks solution that can thank you very much intentionally attorney general the degree.