Did checks and balances protect your dishwasher?

Source: Downsize DC
by Jim Babka

“The courts just protected your dishwasher from the Executive Branch! You probably didn’t even know your dishwasher was under attack. The Department of Energy issued a regulation limiting the amount of water dishwashers can use. They believed legislation that gave them the power to regulate energy efficiency could also allow them to regulate water usage. After all, it takes energy to move water. But their logic ran afoul of two harsh realities – one was practical and the other legal.” (06/25/24)