Activist AGs Begin Legal Fight Against Trump’s Move To Nix Climate Regs

Democratic attorneys general from 15 states are kick-starting a legal fight against President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back the Obama administration’s signature climate rule.

New York AG Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat, is leading a large coalition of top law officers to take the president to court over his move to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The states’ top legal officers want to fight the CPP hold and any new regulations the Trump administration might put in place nixing the plan.

“We anticipate being significantly involved because President Trump has made clear his intention to roll back the Clean Power Plan and to increase the carbon footprint here in America,” Connecticut AG George Jepsen told reporters.

Trump’s decision to pull back former President Barack Obama’s primary climate rule also has economic ramifications, he added. Jepsen, a Democrat, also said the AGs are the “mainstream” on this issue.

Nine of the AGs have sued the Department of Energy over its delay of six energy efficiency rules covering household and industry appliances. Some of the AGs leading the charge have storied histories as environmental crusaders.

Schneiderman, for one, has made a living targeting the fossil fuel industry for supposedly destroying the environment. He spearheaded a year-long investigation against Exxon Mobil for allegedly hiding information about global warming form the public and investors.

Analysts are not convinced the AGs can move the dial on the issue, because of their consistent environmental positions.

Peter Glaser, an environmental attorney at Troutman Sanders, for instance, said the court is unlikely to be swayed, because “these states” arguments are virtually “identical to the environmentalists.”

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    Spurwing Plover

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    The Vulture the Shark and the Donkey are partners in Crime these liberal leftists activists AG’s need to be canned and get new jubs like cleaning up after some dumb Earthday Rally

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    Amber

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    15 States really ? 15 bought and paid for AG’s more likely. That leaves 45 AG’s not playing ball .

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    JayPee

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    These AGs including the much disgusting
    SHYSTERMANN

    Should go back to law school

    What they’re suggesting is fundamentally without

    STANDING and JURISDICTION

    But don’t expect a demorat to understand.

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    David Lewis

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    Suing over with climate change, the alarmists are stepping into a minefield. They assume that “The science is settled” and they can go to court with the legitimacy of man made climate accepted as a starting point. It is easy to see why they believe this. They just talk to each other and the mainstream media censors out information to the contrary.

    However, unlike the mainstream media, in court both sides are given an opportunity to make their case. This means they will be buried by information against their cause such as satellite data, high weather balloon data, NOAA changing historical data, the medieval warming period, the Roman warming period, mini-ice age, warming in the early part of the twentieth centenary, the very poor correlation between historical temperature levels and carbon dioxide, the pause in warming, the failure of the IPCC models, and much more. Not only will they lose, such a court case will expose some of the censored information to the public.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    The demacratic Party the party of fewer freedoms bigger goverment and more regulations DEMACRATS THE PARTY OF DUMB

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