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LCV Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Ohio v. EPA

Jun 27, 2024

Washington, D.C.— In response to today’s decision from the Supreme Court in Ohio v. EPA, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Vice President of Federal Policy and former EPA scientist Matthew Davis:

“Today’s ruling from extreme MAGA Supreme Court justices showed they are once again putting Big Polluters over people, our planet, and future generations. Despite the risk that it poses to our children’s lungs and agricultural crops, the Supreme Court has decided to gamble with the lives and health of communities by freezing the EPA’s Good Neighbor Plan smog limits, which will worsen air quality in urban and rural communities across the country and benefit polluters who damage the integrity of our fight for clean air and environmental justice for all. 

Our communities deserve to live without the fear that the air they breathe damages their health. We need judges who will enforce environmental laws instead of dismantling them. These MAGA Justices have proven time and again that they will twist the law to serve the fossil fuel industry’s bottom line — including Justices with shady ties to Big Polluters. Congress must pass a binding code of ethics for Supreme Court Justices as well as the Judiciary Act to expand and rebalance the Supreme Court with justices who will protect our rights and follow the law.”