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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has condemned a recent Supreme Court ruling which limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s to regulate carbon emissions from power plants.

In a July 1 statement, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, criticized the Supreme Court for a decision which he said would negatively impact the “threat and challenges of climate change.”

On June 30, the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision sharply curtailing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) power to push “green” energy policies instead of the much attacked fossil-fuel energy.

READ: Supreme Court sharply curbs EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants

The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, stated: “Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day’,” but he added that it would not be “plausible” for Congress to give the EPA the autonomy to developed “its own” scheme.

“A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body,” Roberts wrote.

Archbishop Coakley criticized this decision of the court, writing that “the Catholic bishops of the United States have long-supported the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases in order to address climate change.”

Repeating a 2018 statement from the USCCB, Coakley wrote that “the EPA has ‘both the statutory authority and responsibility to take regulatory action… It is hard to foresee a scenario, under current economic and technological conditions, in which the EPA faithfully carries out its mandate to protect the public health from greenhouse gases without significantly affecting political and economic realities’.”

The archbishop wrote that the USCCB was “disappointed” by the Supreme Court’s ruling, saying that the EPA would thus have “significantly restricted authority to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants.”

Outlining the USCCB’s environmental concern, Archbishop Coakley expressed support for “reasonable regulation and legislation” which, he said, “are critical for addressing the threat and challenges of climate change.” 

“We call upon Congress to give the EPA the necessary authority to meaningfully regulate greenhouse gases,” he added.

Environmental and “climate change” policies have been a growing issue in the USCCB. While Archbishop Coakley referenced the USCCB’s long support for the EPA’s regulation of “greenhouse gases,” only a few months ago Archbishop Paul Etienne of Seattle oversaw the sale of four of the archdiocesan properties to build “an inspiring carbon-neutral community.” 

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Ever since the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and returning the ongoing debate over the barbaric practice of abortion back to the states, left-wing zealots, politicians, and rioters have taken to the streets and the airwaves to fan the flames of division.

And perhaps no one has epitomized this unhinged rage more than twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Taking her anger out on Justice Clarence Thomas, Clinton has once again shown her propensity for bitterness, hostility towards our Constitution and rule of law, and hatred towards those with differing philosophies from her own.

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The Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which saw a 6-3 majority rule in favor of overturning both Roe v. Wade and 1992's Planned Parenthood v. Casey, was a long time coming: In 1973, seven Justices of the Supreme Court (all males) created a phony constitutional "right" to abortion out of thin air, opening the floodgates to practically unfettered access to abortion across the nation and resulting in the killing of more than 60 million innocent, unborn babies in the nearly 50 years that followed.

But with Roe now out of the picture, this decision will officially fall back to the states, who, by way of their elected lawmakers, may now opt to permit, restrict, or even outright ban the practice of abortion altogether. 

And while the majority opinion in Dobbs was penned by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, most of the left's ire in the aftermath of its publication has been directed at a different Justice: Conservative constitutionalist Clarence Thomas, currently the bench's only African-American member, who wrote his own separate concurrence acknowledging other past cases which were decided on similar, constitutionally-lacking bases that could potentially be revisited in the future.

Perhaps no disgruntled abortion supporter has gone out of their way more to deride this ruling and Justice Thomas than former First Lady and Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who let her utter contmept for the unborn, the Constitution, and Justice Thomas show in a CBS interview with Gayle King earlier this week.

In her deeply personal attack, Clinton claimed that Justice Thomas, a Yale Law School classmate of hers in the early 1970s (when Roe was first decided), was a "person of grievance for as long as I've known him. Resentment, grievance, anger."

She then went on to criticize the court's ruling in Dobbs, repeating without evidence that "women are going to die" as a result, all while (predictably) ignoring the potentially millions of unborn babies who will now live because of Justices' timely decision.

So while pro-abortion liberals like Hillary Clinton continue to lament the outcome of Dobbs and smear conservative Justices like Clarence Thomas with personal attacks simply for abiding by the text of the Constitution, the pro-life movement and millions of Americans who believe in the constitutional right to life can take pride in nearly half a century's work to achieve the end of Roe, and begin the real work of ending the barbaric practice of abortion in the United States.

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The properties were sold to Westbank, a global real estate development company described as “one of the largest net zero carbon developers in the world,” whose plans for the development employed terminology made famous by the World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab in his “Great Reset” project. Westbank added that “the clearest example and most obvious existential threat to humanity is climate change and the destruction of the environment.”

Pro-life and family advocates have continually expressed concern over the climate activism movement, as it is often aligned with pro-abortion and population control advocates and lobby groups. Others say much of climate activism about garnering government grants and exerting statist power.

Pope Francis has been a consistently vocal advocate for the environmental policies of the Paris Agreement, which is at its core pro-abortion, and connects to the stated U.N. goal of creating a universal right to abortion in line with Goal #5.6 of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. That goal reads: “Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights,” which is phraseology commonly used to mean abortion and contraception.

Australian Cardinal George Pell took issue with the Pope’s support for such policies and criticized Francis’ 2015 environmental encyclical Laudato si, saying that the Church “has got no mandate from the Lord to pronounce on scientific matters.” Cardinal Pell has received much media backlash over the years for rejecting the ramped up fears of “climate change.” 


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