A federal court on Monday declared that President Joe Biden’s team went too far in imposing new water and energy regulations on the two machines that make life easier, dishwashers and washing machines.
In ruling against Biden, the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals said former President Donald Trump’s administration got it right when it moved to let consumers choose between machines that take longer and use less water and those that can do the job in an hour or less.
The 25-page opinion was a victory for anti-regulatory groups and consumer choice advocates.
It might also have been a win for the environment because the court agreed that lots of people avoid using the green machines because they don’t work well.
The court said the Biden rules “make Americans use more energy and more water for the simple reason that purportedly