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ACD Press Release

Arlington, VA
June 28, 2024

Susannah Williams

ACD Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling to Overturn Chevron Doctrine

Arlington, VA –Today, Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD) President and CEO, Eric R. Byer, released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn the Chevron Doctrine with its Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc., v. Department of Commerce decision:

“For decades, the Chevron Doctrine has given deference to agencies' interpretation of vague statutory language and administrative enforcement. Chevron has limited the ability of courts to ensure agencies and regulators are interpreting the law as it was intended, with no real path for overturning unlawful agency actions or overreach. As a result, there have been significant policy swings with each administration change, placing significant burdens on American businesses of all sizes.

“ACD applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today, which will restore checks and balances and return the legislative power back to its Constitutional origins: the U.S. Congress. This decision will also underscore the critical need for future statutes to be clearly defined and unambiguous. This ruling is an important step in reining in administrative overreach that has been taking place for far too long.”


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