Last week, Scott Walker gave his State of the
Presidential Campaign State address to Wisconsin.
As Lisa Kaiser of the Shepherd Express points out, one of the things Walker said was that he would use taxpayer money to forward his anti-Washington campaign message by suing the EPA, even though he doesn't exactly know why yet:
In last week’s State of the State speech, Gov. Scott Walker vowed to join with new Attorney General Brad Schimel to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over proposed rules that would cut carbon dioxide emissions, a major factor in climate change, from coal plants.
The problem, of course, is that the EPA’s rules aren’t final so Walker, eyeing a presidential run as a business-friendly small-government conservative, and Schimel don’t even know what they’re opposing.
“We’re in the phase of the process where we’re giving the EPA feedback about what might work for us,” said Ann Sayers, program director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. “So without even seeing the rule Walker has already promised to sue.”
As it stands now, the EPA would allow states to design their own implementation plans and meet emission targets in a variety of ways, for example by upgrading existing coal plants, promoting green energy or becoming more energy efficient.
Walker had also joined in lawsuits against the federal government regarding the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage, both of which he lost.
Not only does Walker suffer from premature litigation but he also shoots blanks.