• Re: Why the Montana climate change lawsuit ruling is total bunk

    From Lawless@21:1/5 to pothead on Tue Aug 22 12:11:54 2023
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    pothead <potheadbjoe@gmail.com> wrote in

    Buy a rope for this activist judge. A strong one.

    Chalk up one more for climate hysteria!

    A Montana district court under Judge Kathy Seeley has ruled in favor of a
    group of green Zoomers, backed by fearmongering legal outfit Our
    Children’s Trust, who sued the state over its regulatory policy of not
    using carbon emissions as a standard when permitting new fossil fuel

    In other words, the war on domestic energy continues apace, with judges
    now getting in on the action.

    Look: Choking off American energy production by imposing impossible-to-
    meet emissions standards is a recipe for disaster.

    It will do nothing to slow warming, as the world’s leading polluters (like China) will be utterly unaffected by it.

    It will do massive economic harm to average Americans, by driving up
    energy prices.

    President Biden’s federal war on production proves that: Energy prices
    have skyrocketed under him, and his fossil-fuel clampdown is a huge contributor.

    Plus, beyond the practical considerations here, it’s absurd for a judge to
    find a state-constitutional right to be protected from the warming that
    results from global carbon emissions.

    But warming is a slow-motion risk, whereas carbon drives currently
    everything in the modern economy: refrigeration, clean water, farming.

    No one needs to be protected from emissions.

    They will, however, need lots of protection if green nuts succeed in their decarbonization schemes and all the goods and services we count on go dark
    one by one.

    The Montana attorney general’s office was dead right to call the judgment
    a “taxpayer-funded publicity stunt” — and to plan an appeal.

    Indeed, the judge herself is a true believer, apparently citing pie-in-
    the-sky claims that Montana can go 80% renewable in seven years as a
    factor in her judgment.

    Luckily, the decision is a low-level state one, limited in scope and
    nearly certain to be reversed.

    Certainly, Montana’s GOP-dominated Legislature is unlikely to sign on to Seeley’s crusade.

    This is the first Our Children’s Trust case that’s ever reached trial.

    It should also be the last.

    https://nypost.com/2023/08/15/why-the-montana-climate-change-lawsuit- ruling-is-total-bunk/

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