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Federal court rules on Joe Biden’s dishwasher police

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The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against President Biden’s water and energy regulations on dishwashers and washing machines, favoring consumer choice and anti-regulatory groups.

The court highlighted that the regulations could lead to increased energy and water usage due to the underperformance of “energy efficient” appliances.

The decision stemmed from a 2018 initiative by the Competitive Enterprise Institute to offer consumers more options in appliance purchases, which was later revoked by the Biden administration. (Trending: Fox News Star Accused Of Major Scandal)

The Appeals court ruled that Biden’s regulations “make Americans use more energy and more water for the simple reason that purportedly ‘energy efficient’ appliances do not work. So Americans who want clean dishes or clothes may use more energy and more water to preclean, reclean, or hand-wash their stuff before, after, or in lieu of using DOE-regulated appliances.”

“DOE does not appear to contest this data; in fact, DOE in 2020 appeared to agree that the frustratingly slow pace of modern dishwashers caused consumer substitution away from dishwashers and toward hand-washing. And nothing wastes water and energy like hand-washing: DOE itself estimated in 2011 that hand-washing consumes 350% more water and 140% more energy than machine-washing,” ruled the court.

CEI attorney Devin Watkins, said, “In this opinion, the court has forced DOE to follow the law and even noted that one of the positions DOE took in this suit ‘borders on frivolous.’ This decision allows manufacturers to build better dishwashers, not be encumbered by counterproductive federal regulations.”

“This is a huge win for consumers and a massive loss for the Biden administration’s attempts to enshrine their ESG agenda using regulation. These regulations had nothing to do with ‘saving the environment’ — their primary objective was forcing compliance with the ESG agenda,” added Consumers’ Research Executive Director Will Hild.

The court emphasized the lack of congressional authorization for the Energy Department to regulate water use and acknowledged the higher operational costs of appliances using less water.

The ruling was seen as a victory for manufacturers and consumers while challenging the Biden administration’s regulatory approach.

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