Since environmentalists can’t make their case rationally, they will resort to force, fraud or litigation. Now that they have lost and President Trump is seeking to reverse much of their policies, they are resorting to the latter more than the former.
According to The Daily Caller, within one day almost twenty environmentalist groups have filed lawsuits seeking to keep the Obama-era environmental policies in place.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) led eight other groups in a legal challenge of Trump’s recent executive order to reopen large swaths of Arctic seas to offshore drilling. LCV is one of the many environmental groups that endorsed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.
“Never in LCV’s history have we taken this step,” Gene Karpinski, LCV’s president, said in a statement. “The permanent protections President Obama established for the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans were won with years of research, lobbying and organizing.”
The suit argues Obama used his authority Section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to put most Arctic waters off-limits to development. The act does not allow future presidents to undo placing waters off-limits, activists argue.
The same day, Earthjustice and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed suits to challenge the administration. Earthjustice sued to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to indefinitely stay the implementation of wastewater discharge rules for coal plants.
CBD filed suit against EPA for not finalizing deadlines for the cities of Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia to meet ozone standards. CBD also sued for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt’s emails and schedule. Earthjustice and CBD joined LCV’s suit against Trump’s EPA.
So far, CBD has filed 15 lawsuits against the administration, something which the activist group publicly brags about.
Lawsuits have even been filed to stop the proposed wall the President wants to build on the southern border of the US. Litigation is also under way to keep EPA rules implemented by the Obama Administration geared to curb human-induced climate change as well.
The intent behind these lawsuit are to do nothing more than force what environmentalists think are the right kind of policies. In reality, they litigation is to destroy not only the fossil fuel industry, but American commerce in general. The result being lost jobs, lost wages and a reduced quality of life. But that, in the green’s minds is ultimately part of their sinister strategy to slowly and surely destroy civilized countries, like the United States, from within.