With Joe Biden in the White House, you might expect big government to rule the day. But the Supreme Court continues to upset the left with one ruling after another.
The Biden administration has pushed numerous rules that have hurt major industries. He shut down a crucial pipeline.
He also prevented the leasing of federal land for drilling oil and gas. It seems like progressive environmentalists are winning all over the place.
Enter the Supreme Court. They just ruled in favor of an energy company—outraging the leftist hippies.
From Washington Examiner:
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the developers of the $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline can seize New Jersey land to build the project…
PennEast’s 116-mile pipeline would transport as much as 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from northern Pennsylvania to New Jersey.
In what will surely be a landmark ruling, the court voted 5-4 that PennEast can seize New Jersey land to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline.
The pipeline will reportedly transport as much as 1 billion cubic feet of gas a day from PA to New Jersey. That will be an incredible boon to the East Coast, whose citizens pay through the nose for energy.
What’s even more amazing is that both conservative and liberal judges voted together on this ruling. Two of Trump’s appointees, along with Clarence Thomas and Elena Kagan, dissented.
This ruling means a private company will be able to use state land to build this pipeline.
It strikes a major blow to environmentalist activists, who want the government to frequently interfere with private energy companies.
This might give more energy producers the power to build much-needed pipelines and projects. Other pending cases will be influenced by this decision.
It’s impossible not to think about the Keystone XL Pipeline, which Joe Biden killed with the stroke of a pen.
Does this ruling rekindle hope that this major project—or one like it—can become a reality?
It’s hard to say for now, but if a case concerning that pipeline is brought to the court, we might already know its ruling.
Don’t be surprised if you hear about more energy companies fighting to save their industry, despite Biden’s best efforts.
Are you glad the Supreme Court ruled for pipelines over the government?
- The Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that a pipeline can seize land to build the project.
- PennEast will be able to build a $1 billion pipeline that will carry gas to NJ.
- The decision was made by three conservative justices and two liberal ones.
Source: Washington Examiner
Idaho lieutenant gov issues vaccine order, tries to send National Guard troops to southern border while gov is out of state
For the second time this year, Republican Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin attempted to take advantage of Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s absence to issue a COVID-19 related executive order — but the governor isn’t having any of it.
With Little out of state Tuesday, McGeachin issued an executive order barring employers in the state from implementing vaccine mandates for employees, the Associated Press reported.
Little was in Texas meeting with nine other Republican governors over concerns about President Biden’s handling of the crisis at the U.S. southern border when the order was issued. But after he caught wind of McGeachin’s maneuvering, Little issued a statement saying that he never authorized the order and vowing to repeal it immediately upon his return.
“I am in Texas performing my duties as the duly elected Governor of Idaho, and I have not authorized the Lt. Governor to act on my behalf,” Little said in a statement shortly after arriving in Texas on Tuesday. “I will be rescinding and reversing any actions taken by the Lt. Governor when I return.”
The AP noted that Little is expected back in the state Wednesday evening. The news agency also noted that in Idaho, the governor and lieutenant governor don’t run on the same ticket. In fact, McGeachin is running for governor against Little in the state’s next election.
McGeachin wasn’t finished there, however. She also sought to deploy Idaho National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border this week in Little’s absence.
In a letter to Maj. Gen. Michael J. Garshak obtained by the AP, McGeachin wrote, “As of Wednesday, my constitutional authority as Governor affords me the power of activating the Idaho National Guard. As the Adjutant General, I am requesting information from you on the steps needed for the Governor to activate the National Guard.”
The lieutenant governor’s request was ultimately rebuffed, but Little took notice of the attempt and used it to slam his opponent.
“Attempting to deploy our National Guard for political grandstanding is an affront to the Idaho constitution and insults the men and women who have dedicated their life to serving our state and the country,” Little said in a statement.
In May, while Little was in Nashville, Tennessee, attending a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, McGeachin issued an executive order barring local governments from implementing mask mandates.
Little, who had never implemented a statewide mask mandate in Idaho, called the order an “irresponsible, self-serving political stunt.”
Glenn Beck: Electricity shortages in China mean empty shelves ARE coming. Here’s how to PREPARE
On the “Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn explained why he wouldn’t be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.
Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: “There’s a major storm brewing in the supply chain,” Beckham wrote on Twitter.
Thanks to China’s centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. “It could dramatically impact every [American’s] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet,” Beckham warned.
Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.
Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn break it down:
It Begins: Federal Investigators Are Issuing Warrants for Google to Turn Over Anyone Typing in Certain Search Terms
The federal government is issuing warrants from compliant Google to turn over anyone typing in certain search terms.
But they assure the American public that they can be trusted. Just like the federal government assured Americans they would not abuse the secret FISA courts to spy on innocent Americans!
We now know that crooked feds were spying on Donald Trump, his family, his campaign and his presidency using the secret courts to obtain warrants.
This is your brave new world. Get used to it.
The U.S. government is reportedly secretly issuing warrants for Google to provide user data on anyone typing in certain search terms, raising fears that innocent online users could get caught up in serious crime investigations at a greater frequency than previously thought.
In an attempt to track down criminals, federal investigators have started using new “keyword warrants” and used them to ask Google to provide them information on anyone who searched a victim’s name or their address during a particular year, an accidentally unsealed court document that Forbes found shows.
Google has to respond to thousands of warrant orders each year, but the keyword warrants are a relatively new strategy used by the government and are controversial.
“Trawling through Google’s search history database enables police to identify people merely based on what they might have been thinking about, for whatever reason, at some point in the past,” Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, told Forbes.
“This never-before-possible technique threatens First Amendment interests and will inevitably sweep up innocent people, especially if the keyword terms are not unique and the time frame not precise. To make matters worse, police are currently doing this in secret, which insulates the practice from public debate and regulation,” she added.
The government said that the scope of the warrants is limited to avoid implicating innocent people who happen to search for certain terms, but it’s not publicly disclosed how many users’ data are sent to the government and what the extent of the warrant requests are.