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LCV Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce

Jun 28, 2024

Washington, D.C.— In response to today’s decision from the Supreme Court in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce, which overturned the bedrock Chevron Doctrine and took power from public agencies, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“Today’s decision is yet another relentless power grab by MAGA Supreme Court justices trying to make it harder for public agencies to protect our communities, our democracy, health, clean air, and clean water. The Chevron Doctrine is one of the most fundamental principles in American law, and overturning this critical precedent shifts power away from the public agency experts who understand the science and the issues, and from the voters who elect the Congress and the President responsible for protecting us. 

This ruling serves no one but Big Polluters and corporate interests, especially the Big Oil mega donors like Charles Koch who funds the lawyers who brought this case, joins Justice Clarence Thomas on lavish vacations, and hosts Thomas at political fundraisers. MAGA Justices continue to attempt to gut climate action and protections for our communities, our rights to a free and fair democracy, our right to accessible abortions, and so many other critical rights and protections that impact the lives of every person across the country. We need Congress to hold the Supreme Court accountable by stopping our nation’s highest court from operating with the lowest ethical standards. And we need Congress to pass the Judiciary Act to expand and rebalance the Court with four new seats for Justices who respect the people’s rights and protections, instead of stripping them away.”