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‘Warmers’ Threaten Nuisance Lawsuits

From Fox News:

Global Warming Advocates Threaten Blizzard of Lawsuits

By Gene J. Koprowski

March 29, 2010

Environmentalists, unable to squeeze "cap and trade" rules through the U.S. Senate, have a new strategy for combating what they believe is man-made global warming:

They’re going to sue.

They’re revving up their briefs and getting ready to shop for judges who will be sympathetic to their novel claim that the companies they believe contribute to global warming are a "public nuisance."

The environmentalists allege that individual companies are responsible for climate change because they have emitted greenhouse gases during the course of their operations. Those gases, they say, have "harmed" them by fostering Hurricane Katrina, eroding the shorelines of America’s coasts and causing global warming.

"People have a right to sue for redress of grievances," said Lee A. DeHihns III, a partner with law firm Alston & Bird’s environmental and land development group and a former associate general counsel with the EPA. He said global warming is a "public nuisance," just like a neighbor with a loud stereo. "You can sue for an intentional infliction of harm, a nuisance," said DeHihns, whose firm is consulting with plaintiffs pursuing these cases

There currently are three lawsuits in different parts of the U.S. pushing this agenda, and more cases could be filed soon. Environmental law experts say one of the cases may make it to the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming years:

— Connecticut v. AEP. Plaintiffs sued electric power producers to cap and then reduce their carbon emissions. Public nuisance tort law suit.

Corner v. Murphy Oil. Plaintiffs sued oil company, blaming the energy producer for causing Hurricane Katrina. Plaintiffs are seeking damages for the hurricane.

— Kivalina v. Exxon. Alaska natives sued oil companies and power companies and coal company alleging that greenhouse gases they emit contribute to global warming and threaten their existence…

These lawsuits put the concept of “nuisance” on its head.

After all, if these people aren’t dangerous nuisances, who are?

They are trying to drive up the cost of energy – or deny it to us it altogether.

All in their relentless effort to destroy civilization.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, March 29th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “‘Warmers’ Threaten Nuisance Lawsuits”

  1. ATexThang says:

    Am I reading this correctly? They want to sue because it’s not hot enough to suit them? Let them to go to hell, that should be warm enough.

  2. platypus says:

    These idiots are going to get a quick lesson in SLAPP suits, or at the least a smackdown based on garden variety frivolous lawsuit sanctions.

    And I am gonna pee my pants laughing when it happens.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    This reminds me of the Red Queen who shouted “A word means what I want it to mean!”

    It’s weather, knuckleheads. What people want is climate. What we have is weather. Insisting on ‘Other Language’ is not going to affect how the world works.

  4. proreason says:

    How much longer?

    It’s either them.

    Or us.

    We are the dominant majority.

    It’s our fathers and mothers who created this country.

    We are the ones with the grit, skill and determination to make the world turn.

    Why do we allow this?

  5. Mithrandir says:

    Well, the Democrats love the big money from the lawyers, and they get their money by milking it out of us, so there is no way we can get tort reform passed.

    Look at this article on waste strawberries. People would rather waste 60 acres of delicious strawberries, than risk having some idiot fool come on the property, get free strawberries, and then sue for something stupid. –You can’t own anything in America, because some parasite will try to sue it out of you, and the courts let them.

    Tent maker for the Dallas Cowboys will lay off a ton of workers and file for bankruptcy, because a super strong wind turned their tent into a parachute and hurt some people. Pay something, but close up shop and lay everyone off? High winds will collapse any tent, no matter how strong you make it.

  6. jobeth says:

    These people (using the term very loosely) are like spoiled kids in a grocery store who don’t get their favorite treat. If they don’t get it they kick down the displays.

    They will destroy the country’s workings if they don’t get THEIR way! That’s the progressive left at it’s best.

    Steve…Are you trying out different formats? I have seen 3 or 4 formats in recent days.
    Personally I like the original format where there is a post and the posts pertaining to the first are following it. Much easier to follow.

    No matter though….You have a great site and a format change won’t get rid of me! lol

  7. NoNeoCommies says:

    When they get into court (and “we” should not settle) they need to learn the hard way what happens to lying (or ignorant) jerks when the jury is educated.
    There are quite a few true experts that are more than willing to take these obliviots on for food and lodging.

  8. jobeth says:

    Just a thought here. In the UK they make the loser pay for the court cost and all attorny fees for both sides.

    That would make these idiots think a bit before running into the courts.

    In fact it would have the effect of clearing out a ton of shaky law suits in the American court system.

    I’m not a fan of some of the laws in the UK, but this one is right on!

  9. sheehanjihad says:

    What eludes me is how ignorant these people are! Dont they understand what cancer does to a person? They are exactly like a cancer! They do everything they can to be parasitic, they demand that everyone bend to their way of life regardless if eventually, if they get their way, they kill the host that keeps them alive!

    They cant be that stupid! Can they? Keep sucking the monetary life out of everyone who works for a living, and follows the rules, and soon that source of productivity and income will wither and die. Then what? Will the “warmers” be the only ones left to enjoy their CO2 free utopia? It cant and never will happen! CO2 gives life…and the weather will be the weather regardless of how fervently they try to force their ideology on everyone else….how absolutely ignorant of them, to think that somehow “man” can change the entire planet back to pre cambrian epoch climate!

    So yeah, let them sue, and for what? The sooner they realize that they too are far from immune to the effects of their folly, the better. Somebody needs to take their lunch hour off, and go slap some sense into these total morons. I would imagine that a lot of this stems from their discovery, to their dismay, that the tooth fairy and Santa Claus weren’t real….and they still cling to the belief that they will someday return if they just “fix things”….all the while remaining the benchmark for psychotic. My tolerance level for this crap is fast becoming as thin as their argument about warming…..

    • jobeth says:

      Reading your comment got me to thinking.

      The progressives, warmers and PCers are so used to pushing everyone around…and getting by with it…do you think its a shock to them that the climate won’t yield to their demands?

      They’re spoiled brats and are throwing temper tantrums all over the place…meanwhile demanding we finance their tantrums.

    • proreason says:

      They cant be that stupid! Can they?

      It turns out that brainwashing people is simple to do.

      – Muslim jihadists
      – Green nuts
      – Communists
      – Nazis
      – Black Americans
      – cultists of all stripes (Jim Jones, Waco, many many other examples)

      It’s really impossible to deny……most people are brainwashed in one way or another.

    • jobeth says:

      “……most people are brainwashed in one way or another.”

      Pro…For these people, it’s easier than thinking. That takes energy and IQ.

  10. GL0120 says:

    Lawsuits should be filed against these fools.
    Yes, I know that being a total Ahole is not a crime, but neither is what they’re suing about.

  11. Reality Bytes says:

    “Climate Justice”???!!! What do you have to smoke to come up with that?

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