Long after Barack Obama left the White House, the adverse effects of his presidency can still be felt throughout the country. Most people are aware of his manipulative ways, and his actions are being slowly rolled back.
Then-President Obama tried to ban hydrofluorocarbons from being used in air conditioners and refrigeration units. According to The Hill, it was been discovered that he never received authorization from Congress to make this move. As a result, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has struck down his administration rule, and the liberal media is left without anything to say on the matter.
The ruling of the court stated that the Environmental Protection Agency is not permitted to ban hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Clear Air Act, a law originally designed to save the ozone layer.
Their reasoning is based on the fact that this particular section of the Act is meant to stop the different substances that break down our ozone layer. The Obama administration noted that HFCs are greenhouse gases, so they felt the need to try and slap a ban on them without consulting with Congress first.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh wrote that “EPA’s current reading stretches the word ‘replace’ beyond its ordinary meaning.” Kavanaugh decided against Obama’s decision along with Judge Janice Rogers Brown.
Interestingly enough, the only person who did not support the decision was Judge Robert Wilkins. It is worth noting that Wilkins was appointed to his position by Obama.
The court officially ruled that “EPA’s authority to regulate ozone-depleting substances under Section 612 and other statutes does not give EPA authority to order the replacement of substances that are not ozone depleting but that contribute to climate change.”
In other words, HFCs may contribute to “climate change,” but they are not ozone-depleting. The Obama administration tried to stretch the word “replace” to mean anything they didn’t like, including HFCs. It doesn’t work that way.
There are strict stipulations to what needs to be replaced immediately and what can be slowly phased out. The most that the EPA can do is remove HFCs from the acceptable list of products that companies can use if they haven’t already phased HFCs out.
President Trump has been working hard to get rid of some of the harmful barriers that Obama put in place through the EPA. Companies should not be left to their own devices when it comes to manufacturing air conditioners and refrigeration units, however, it is impossible to get anything done when there is red tape bureaucracy at every turn.
In order to get more innovation from these companies, Trump is actively cutting the red tape and giving companies the much-needed freedom they need to grow and evolve. The mainstream media isn’t likely to report on this story, except to say that Trump wants to destroy the environment.
Sadly, many media outlets won’t look into the restrictions that Obama tried to levy against companies. Instead, they will blindly support Obama’s policies while fiercely fighting Trump every step of the way.