Texas and Wyoming are among 10 states who have filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden and his administration over an executive order on climate change according to The Washington Examiner.
The lawsuit accuses the executive branch of massive that has caused illegal regulatory changes, thanks to the “environmentally friendly” changes made during the first days of the Biden administration.
According to the Daily Wire, Biden signed the “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis” which established a “Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases,” on his first day in office.
The group’s mission is to gather facts and figures on the social costs of carbon, nitrous oxide, and methane and with those statistics, make recommendations to the Biden administration for how federal agencies should incorporate the social costs into their regulatory decision-making processes, according to the Examiner.
“An accurate social cost is essential for agencies to accurately determine the social benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions when conducting cost-benefit analyses of regulatory and other actions,” the executive order said.
The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and includes the states of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Dakota, and West Virginia, and looks to keep government agencies from breaching Americans constitutional rights.
According to the Examiner, the suit argues that the executive order “will remake our federalism balance of power, American life, and the American economy by directing all federal agencies to employ in all their ‘decisionmaking,’ including rulemaking, a numeric value for the costs of greenhouse gas emissions that will ensure the most pervasive regulation in American history.”
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon didn’t pull any punches, saying that the order was “job-killing executive overreach” in his statement.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “These estimates will be used to fundamentally transform the entire regulatory structure of the federal government, as well as the way Texas conducts its business and Texans manage their lives.”