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WH Doesn’t Want Courts In Climate Cases

From an unquestioning Associated Press:

Court hears arguments in new global warming case

Tue Apr 19, 2011

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration and leading power companies are going before the Supreme Court in an effort to block a global warming lawsuit aimed at forcing cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

The justices are hearing arguments Tuesday in the court’s second climate change case in four years. A half-dozen states, New York City and three land trusts sued four private utilities and the Tennessee Valley Authority over emissions of carbon dioxide from plants in 20 states. The lawsuit says carbon dioxide, which is produced when coal, gasoline and other fossil fuels burn, is one of the chief causes of global warming.

The administration and the companies say federal courts should not set environmental policy. The administration says the Environmental Protection Agency is developing regulations that would accomplish what the states are seeking.

We had to read this several times to get it straight. The Obama administration is opposing lawsuits against dirty, Gaia-killing private utilities?

Of course it turns out that they are only doing so to maintain their dictatorial powers via the EPA. They don’t want the courts horning in.

Imagine, Democrats wanting to keep the courts out of anything. But the Obama administration’s love of power even trumps their concern for the planet.

And all of this happening with ‘Earth Day’ just around the corner.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “WH Doesn’t Want Courts In Climate Cases”

  1. Kaffeesatz says:

    There is another way to look at this.

    Perhaps they don’t want this to go to court because a trial would be evidence. And convincing a jury.

    And since there is no evidence of AGW, they would lose.

    The stakes are too high for the global warming people to allow a court to rule that there is not sufficient evidence to regulate. This would crush them.

    They can get what they want without the help of a court.

    • Right of the People says:

      I completely agree, they don’t want to risk putting something as important to the libs as this in the hands of a judge who might suffer from common sense and possessing a life-time appointment when he can have his pit bulls over at the EPA do his bidding.

      After all, we can have real science and the truth seeping in here now can we?

  2. tranquil.night says:

    Very true. And even favorable rulings can get caught up for years in appeal, which is fine for ObamaCare and the Drilling Moratorium that they’re implementing anyway.

    It’s about control and redistribution. Destroying the engine of exceptionalism which has yielded such prosperity. They haven’t succeeded in shoving this massive global fraud down people’s throats yet, but they’re going to do everything they can to do so.

  3. proreason says:

    They’re just mitigating their risk.

    With the EPA, they have a 100% chance of getting their way while the marxists rule.

    In a court, it’s less than 100%.

    They will probably attempt a similar strategy with part of ObamyScare.

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