An interesting and very important question that must be addressed by the courts.
“The complaint refers to Cass County’s wind energy conversion systems ordinance, which requires wind turbines to be at least 1,000 feet from homes. That means no homes can be constructed within 1,000 feet of wind turbines, which the complaint states “authorizes the taking of private property without compensation being paid.” “ click here
Lawsuits against EPA were common in 1990s when I was working in government affairs. It is not surprising at all that such lawsuits will be filed. They are the primary method environmental groups use to raise funds for their organization. Yet they don’t really accomplish anything to help solve real-world problems in a sustainable way.
“Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) President Rhea Suh circulated a note to supporters Saturday, asking for more money as her organization readies for the upcoming court battles.” click here
This looks to me to be a very strange situation indeed. I’m not sure what to think of it. Read for yourself (here) and decide.
“More than 100 national leaders urged Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday to use every means at their disposal to confirm more than 200 presidential nominations currently pending in the U.S. Senate, both for the executive branch and for the federal courts.” click here
Climates change. In a rational world this case would not be considered credible. But this is California….Lawsuits without merit like this have been attempted before. Seems like these attorneys think EPA stands for the Earth Protection Agency…..doing all they can to protect the earth from natural processes.
“City attorneys in San Francisco and Oakland, California, sued five oil companies in two coordinated lawsuits on Tuesday, arguing that the courts should hold these companies responsible for climate change, and force them to financially compensate the cities for harm the plaintiffs claim those companies are causing to the planet’s environment.” click here
Given the wild claims being made in California and elsewhere it is certainly plausible that more is going on here than meets the eye.
“The lawsuit accuses the defendants of misappropriating tens of billions of dollars from public funds, and re-investing a large part of the misappropriated funds back into the allegedly illegal scheme. The lawsuit singles out defendant Ceres, Inc., claiming it intends to steal $36 Trillion of public money over the next 36 years. Workers and pensioners of California and New York are among the most vulnerable, but public funds and even private investments in other states are also in danger, according to the plaintiff.” click here for full post at WUWT
“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments Tuesday in West Virginia v. EPA, the legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s signature global warming initiative, the Clean Power Plan (CPP).” click here