Nearly two dozen Democratic-led states joined forces last year to explore using the courts to challenge U.S. policy on climate change
Nearly two dozen Democratic-led states at odds with the Trump administration on climate-change policy joined forces last year to explore using the courts to secure federal mandates limiting greenhouse-gas emissions, according to records and interviews.
Nov. 28, 2020 5:30 am ETWASHINGTON—Nearly two dozen Democratic-led states at odds with the Trump administration on climate-change policy joined forces last year to explore using the courts to secure federal mandates on greenhouse-gas emissions, according to records and interviews.
The coalition agreed to cooperate in planning litigation against the federal government and consulted with former Environmental Protection Agency officials as part of the discussions, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people involved in the effort.
The initiative lost momentum in recent months, some of these people said, amid fears of an uphill fight in federal court and because state leaders wanted to awaitresults of the Nov. 3 election, which saw Democrat Joe Biden defeat President Trump. Some lawyers and people involved expect that these states are now more likely to focus on advancing their own policies rather than launching federal litigation. headtopics.com
Even so, the plans speak to how aggressive state governments have become in their efforts to sway Washington. Presidents have facedincreasing opposition from state attorneys generalfrom the opposite political party, and many expect Republican-led states to continue the trend with challenges to President-elect Biden’s agenda.
The groundwork laid by the coalition of Democratic-led states could also come into play if Mr. Biden should fail toaimed at slowing climate change. Read more: The Wall Street Journal »
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See related docs released from Vermont Thanksgiving week: TimPuko Good use of their resources since we know every Dem run state or city ISNT a shit hole. This is a gross abuse of the court system. Policy goals need to be established by law, as per the constitution. You meant 'Democrat-led', the processes are 'democratic' (allegedly). You're supposed to be the smart ones - get it together.
Great, states suing their own government. How about they just focus on leading by example? thank you very much for your work