Enjoy the Deforestation, Brazil!

A curious but very interesting article in today’s Financial Times reporting what seems to be the potential demise of Brazil’s Amazon rain forest at the hands of the country’s new President Jair Bolsonaro. According to the FT citing research by Brazil’s space agency, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE): Some 3,170 square kilometres of…

Chevron Shakedown Lawyer Now Held In Contempt Of Court

Published at: Hot Air by Jazz Shaw It’s been a while since we checked in on Steven Donziger, the New York City attorney who was the architect of the failed Chevron Shakedown. How are things going for him these days? Well, the first item to note is that I should issue a correction to that…

Environmentalists Lose on Two Legal Fronts

Despite the wave of lawsuits from environmentalist organizations in reaction to the Trump Administration’s environmental policies, fortunately, there are (albeit limited) instances where greens have lost. At times governments push back against environmentalists because their policies are will destroy jobs or economic growth. For example, in Massachusetts a federal agency disputed claims made by the…