There’s good news and bad news from Arizona, according to a report in the Arizona Republic.
The good news is that the state is refusing to implement the EPA’s new climate regulations, which go into effect today.
The bad news is that the state is allowing the EPA to enforce the rules since it is afraid the agency might otherwise move to stop construction projects and hurt the state’s economy.
But why not force the agency’s hand? Make it go to court. Force Obama to explain why he wants to hurt the state for no good reason. Make a federal judge rule against the state. Make the Supreme Court rule against the state. Put the rogue federal government on display for all to see. Light a fire under Arizona’s governor and its congressional delegation.
Let’s not just go gently into that good night.