Energy Industry May Benefit from Supreme Court's Skepticism of Government Overreach

Energy Industry May Benefit from Supreme Court's Skepticism of Government Overreach

Energy Industry May Benefit from Supreme Court

March 1, 2024--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Although a recent U.S. Supreme Court filing cited Yogi Berra's famous quip, "It's déjà vu all over again," that was highly unusual. Typically briefs and oral arguments at the nation's highest court focus narrowly on legal precedents and principles or regulatory acana. More often than not, the material is as dry as dust except to seasoned practitioners.

For that reason, it was perhaps not surprising that when the Supreme Court heard oral arguments February 21 over the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "Good Neighbor" rule, no one quoted Robert Frost's 1914 poem "Mending Wall," where he wrote, "Good fences make good neighbors."

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