Legal defeats pile up for Trump rollbacks

| June 12, 2019 | Leave a Comment

President Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore
President Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: June 10, 2019

Author(s): Jennifer Hijazi

Newspaper: E&E News

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The Trump administration has failed to successfully defend any climate-related regulatory rollbacks before the courts during the president’s time in office thus far, according to a new report from the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.

The report reviewed 159 cases filed between 2017 and 2018 “that raise climate change as an issue of fact or law.”

They were culled from a database of more than 200 litigation matters tracked through a partnership between the Sabin Center and law firm Arnold & Porter LLP.

The paper, authored by climate law fellow Dena Adler, sorted the lawsuits into five categories: four involving “pro” cases, in which a win for the parties that brought the suit would advance climate action; and one category of “con” cases, in which a win would undermine climate action.

The “pro” cases outweigh the “cons” 81% to 19%.

The cases’ subjects ranged from fossil fuel infrastructure to land and wildlife issues, though the volume of cases in each area isn’t necessarily a read on whether they had a greater impact on policy over others.

Transportation and power plant emissions, for example, made up a smaller category but could represent a more substantial impact on policy. 

The cases’ subjects ranged from fossil fuel infrastructure to land and wildlife issues, though the volume of cases in each area isn’t necessarily a read on whether they had a greater impact on policy over others.

Transportation and power plant emissions, for example, made up a smaller category but could represent a more substantial impact on policy.

In 2017 and 2018, challengers filed 12 cases challenging Trump administration efforts to delay or roll back climate protections. Five of those resulted in a ruling against Trump, and five pressured the government to end the delay in question and were then dismissed or allowed to lapse. The rest are pending.

The courts have also halted some of the Trump administration’s efforts to increase fossil fuel development without adequate environmental review.

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  • Arnold Byron

    My comment will be funny but not humorous. I wanted to read the complete article but chose not to because of the confusing layout. I did type in the word overpopulation as a key word in the search box. I got articles on the overpopulation of horses, wolves, boars and pigeons, but nothing on human overpopulation. My plea to all media: take your heads from out of the sand and begin writing about the single-most important topic, human overpopulation.