Ten states have sued the EPA to try to force judicial recognition of the theory of global warming. What’s interesting about this is that a similar lawsuit — this one against utility companies — was thrown out in September of last year by the US District Court of the Southern District of New York. In her opinion, the judge (rightly) said that “Cases presenting political questions are consigned to the political branches that are accountable to the people, not to the judiciary, and the judiciary is without power to resolve them.” Amen to that.
Here’s a link to that decision. Maybe somebody should send it to these various plaintiff states who obviously need a little refresher. This LA Times article also notes that, “a three-judge panel ruled last July that the EPA acted properly in rejecting a plea by 12 states, including California, to require reductions in gases linked to global warming.” Seems these states are determined to continue to push their theories through the courts that apparently aren’t having any of it.
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