SCOTUS: EPA Cannot Set Carbon Emissions Caps On Power Plants

The United States Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency for attempting to regulate carbon emissions from power plants when such authority rests with Congress. As the Associated Press points out, the agency has other ways to regulate power plant emissions, they will not have the same teeth as the manner the agency used… Read More SCOTUS: EPA Cannot Set Carbon Emissions Caps On Power Plants

Good News! New York’s Highest Court Rules Bronx Zoo Elephant Is Not Human

In a 5-2 decision last week, New York’s Court of Appeals, which is the state’s supreme court, rejected the Nonhuman Rights Project’s (NhRP) lawsuit claiming Happy the Elephant isn’t an animal, had personhood rights and is being held against her will by the Bronx Zoo. The court’s ruling was the most recent rejection of the NhRP’s attempt… Read More Good News! New York’s Highest Court Rules Bronx Zoo Elephant Is Not Human

17 GOP State Attorneys General Sue EPA Over California Waiver

A lawsuit announced today by 17 Republican state attorneys general alleges that the EPA violated the U.S. Constitution when granting an exemption to California an exemption from the Clean Air Act. According to The Hill, the waiver would allow the Golden State to enact more stringent emissions requirements than what federal law allows. This, according… Read More 17 GOP State Attorneys General Sue EPA Over California Waiver

Multiple #COVID-19 Lawsuits Cause Health Officials to Panic

Politico reports a number of lawsuits have been filed against federal, state, and local health officials is causing them to panic resulting from the numerous rules and restrictions they placed on people during the coronavirus pandemic. On many occasions municipal health agencies and politicians (like California Gavin Newsom) enacted COVID-19 rules by executive fiat or… Read More Multiple #COVID-19 Lawsuits Cause Health Officials to Panic

Court: Biden Oil Lease Suspensions Might Be Illegal

Last year, U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty of the Western District of Lousiana blocked Joe Biden’s executive order preventing the sale of new drilling leases to oil and gas companies. The plaintiffs are 13 states who challenged Biden’s moratorium, saying that the Interior Department lacks the authority to make such procedural changes and only Congress… Read More Court: Biden Oil Lease Suspensions Might Be Illegal

16 States and Environmentalists Sue USPS Over Gas-Powered Vehicles

New York and 15 other states along with environmentalist groups are suing the U.S. Postal Service in an effort to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks. In short, the sue and settle racket is back! PHOTO CREDIT: USPS contractor-driven semi-trailer truck seen near Mendota, California – By Coolcaesar at the English-language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8393254