On Monday, a coalition of 12 Republican-led states — with Missouri at the helm — filed a lawsuit over Biden’s over-reaching order, claiming the expansive federal regulatory power would have a severe economic impact.
The other state attorneys general joining the action were from Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.
The order titled, “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis,” expands Biden’s regulatory powers to theoretically reduce or eliminate “greenhouse gasses” in certain industries.
The Attorney General from Missouri believes the regulations will stifle agricultural advancements in his state, leaving hundreds to thousands workers unemployed.
“Under President Biden’s executive order, which he didn’t have the authority to enact, these hard-working Missourians who have lived and worked this land for generations, could be left in the dust,” Schmitt said in a statement, the news outlet reported.
The order is a clear violation of the separation of powers laid out in the Constitution. Biden’s decree will result in billions, even trillions, in untold damage to the United States economy.