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12 states sued Joe Biden over climate decree

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The authorities believe that Biden's decree will increase the influence of the federal regulator in the regions, cause them economic damage and add taxes to Americans.

In the United States, authorities in 12 states have filed a lawsuit against the head of the White House, Joe Biden, and his administration for signing a decree to protect public health and the environment. Plaintiffs fear that the regions could suffer serious economic damage due to the expansion of the powers of the federal authorities.

So, according to the Fox News channel, the lawsuit was filed by the authorities of Missouri, Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.

The decree, according to representatives of the states, violates the principle of separation of powers, and can also place an additional financial burden on local taxpayers.

“According to the text of the decree, the federal authorities can approve the figures for the public costs of greenhouse gases, which will then become the basis for federal regulators to change and introduce new provisions, which will lead to an additional financial burden on ordinary residents of the country,” the publication emphasized.

State officials fear that federal regulators will “interfere with every aspect of Americans' lives — from their cars to refrigerators and homes, food and electricity bills.”

Biden said he intends to return the United States to the Paris climate agreement while still a presidential candidate. The agreement provides for a radical reduction in greenhouse gases. In 2018, President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement because he believed it was slowing the development of the American economy.

On his first day as President of the United States, Joe Biden issued 17 decrees, a number of which overturn the decisions of his predecessor, Donald Trump. So, in particular, the United States returned to the Paris Climate Agreement.

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