Chevron Standard from AFB

Chevron Standard from AFB

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson. The American Farm Bureau says clearer laws are now needed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning legal precedent favoring federal bureaucrats over judges.

AFB’s Travis Cushman says the ruling upending the 40-year-old Chevron precedent and puts the burden of writing clearer rules on Congress …

CUSHMAN … “The Supreme Court is telling Congress they need to do their job. They need to be the ones who write laws, not courts. They need to write them clearly so that the agencies need to know how to implement them.”

That’s not been the case with ‘Waters of the U.S.,” where the Chevron precedent allowed the EPA to reinterpret Congress’s vague statute 14 times until the Supreme Court stepped in … and that’s why AFB got involved …

CUSHMAN … “Farm Bureau has been a leader in this space. We filed many briefs in the last few years with the courts, explaining the harm that Chevron deference does. This decision restores the balance of power properly among the three branches of government.”

Cushman says only clarity will end nightmares like WOTUS …

CUSHMAN … “Whatever it is they are writing, they need to do so with specificity, say what they mean, and don’t punt the ball to the executive branch, who can then change their minds from administration to administration.”

Chief Justice John Roberts called the 1984 ruling in Chevron vs. the Natural Resources Defense Council “misguided” and gave bureaucrats more power than judges.

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