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US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling
The Guardian UK ^ | 20 Mar 2019 | Cassidy Randall

Posted on 03/21/2019 2:27:57 AM PDT by blueplum

n the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.

Drilling had been stalled on more than 300,000 acres of public land in Wyoming after it was ruled the Trump administration violated environmental laws by failing to consider greenhouse gas emissions. The federal judge has ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which manages US public lands and issues leases to the energy industry, to redo its analysis.

The decision stems from an environmental lawsuit. WildEarth Guardians, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Western Environmental Law Center sued the BLM in 2016 for failing to calculate and limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from future oil and gas projects....

...Western Energy Alliance, one of the defendants in the case, also did not respond to a request. Kathleen Sgamma, its president, told the Washington Post: “This judge has ignored decades of legal precedent in this ruling. The judge is basically asking BLM to take a wild guess on how many wells will be developed on leases, prematurely.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blm; climatechangefraud; drillbabydrill; drilling; environazis; envirowackos; legislatingjudges; montana; oil; publiclands; wyoming
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this ruling is insanity
1 posted on 03/21/2019 2:27:57 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

IGNORE THE BASTARD. If he doesn’t shut up, send Federal Marshalls to arrest him and send him to Guantanamo.


2 posted on 03/21/2019 2:30:11 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach John Roberts for corruption. SOROS IS "SPARTACUS" BOOKER'S LANISTA.)
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To: blueplum

Craziness. But this is what many want each for their own reasons. They want protectionism from competition by shutting out new production. They want to profit by selling carbon credits, giving credits to existing entities and forcing start-ups to pay more. Some are neo-luddites without knowing it, as the ramifications of their wish list will turn back the last 100 years of progress. Some want to see the USA punished for its success.

Science requires scientific methods and scientific rigor. There is no way to test the hypothesis that humans are causing a rise in greenhouse gases, that it will result in higher temperatures, or that higher temperatures will be calamatous to earth. There is evidence that higher humidity (water vapor is a greenhouse gas) will enable plant life to thrive.

The demagogues talk about rising oceans, floods, rains, hurricanes, melting ice caps you name it. What they omit is that the earth has always experienced such calamities. My favorite example is the Mediterranean sea. A long time ago it was very small. For some reason the basin flooded to make it the size it is now. Then during the Bronze age, some type of calamity hit and there were droughts, food shortages in the entire area from Italy around the Med all the way to Egypt.
This of course led to wars, mass migration and desolation. No human endeavor was the cause. The people who talk today about doom in a decade are modern day false prophets worshiping the gods of shoddy science and manipulated data.


3 posted on 03/21/2019 2:44:39 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: blueplum

Based on what evidence, judge?


4 posted on 03/21/2019 2:48:11 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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Now.i wonder if trump doesn’t get so frustrated, outraged and discouraged at the anti American forces that he cries. Prob not. I’m a girl so that’s what I feel like


5 posted on 03/21/2019 2:58:11 AM PDT by stanne
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The decision stems from an environmental lawsuit. WildEarth Guardians, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Western Environmental Law Center sued the BLM in 2016 for failing to calculate and limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from future oil and gas projects....

...

Barry O was tragically president in 2016.


6 posted on 03/21/2019 3:00:59 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Facts are racist.)
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To: monkeyshine

I’d challenge the climate change idiots to prove that the earth won’t cool in the future instead of heat up. Global warming has been debunked but the ‘climate changers’ are still using the same old tired greenhouse arguments used to ‘prove’ a non-existent warming trend. All of which are irrelevant if the earth is entering an ice age.


7 posted on 03/21/2019 3:02:11 AM PDT by blueplum ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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The rag doesn’t report the name of the judge.

Gee, I wonder why?


8 posted on 03/21/2019 3:09:52 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2019/mar/21/judge-oil-gas-drilling-climate-change/490990/

Rudolph Contreras is his name.

Lord Zero appointed him.


9 posted on 03/21/2019 3:15:39 AM PDT by Califreak (If Obama had been treated like Trump the US would have been burnt down before Inauguration Day)
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To: blueplum

Another example of a judge taking the law into his own hands. Has happened with immigration decisions by the Administration, foreign policy and now we have US energy independence and the lives and income of thousands of workers threatened by the unilateral actions of some unelected left wing kook wearing judicial robes thinking he is lord and master of the rest of us.


10 posted on 03/21/2019 3:21:03 AM PDT by laconic
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To: blueplum

Unless we take this country back from the black robed tyrants, they are going to bring it to its knees and then set it up for collapse.


11 posted on 03/21/2019 3:53:00 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Moonman62

The a##hats legacy.


12 posted on 03/21/2019 3:56:39 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (nic dip.com)
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To: blueplum

This is new. A federal judge using superstition as legal precedent? What idiot appointed this idiot to the bench?


13 posted on 03/21/2019 4:18:52 AM PDT by LouAvul (Socialism is the logical conclusion of liberalism. Anarchy is the logical conclusion of socialism.)
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To: blueplum

Seems every ECO-WACKO has “standing” with that Fed Court.


14 posted on 03/21/2019 4:42:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: blueplum

Climate change. Good grief, if you check the weather forecast several times a day, they’re always changing it. People who can’t tell me from one day to the next what the temperature is going to be are going to tell me the world is ending because they know the temperature in 30 years? What a crock.


15 posted on 03/21/2019 4:47:04 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Califreak

:: Rudolph Contreras is his name. ::

Rudy? Rudy of FISA fame? Rudy, good friends with Lisa Page and Peter Strzok?

THAT Rudy?


16 posted on 03/21/2019 4:53:15 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Moonman62

If Obama appointed this idiot, then that’s all we need to know. I just hope that President Trump is doing all he can to clear the landscape of any & all Obama appointees.


17 posted on 03/21/2019 6:29:15 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: blueplum; Oldeconomybuyer

Ping!.........................


18 posted on 03/21/2019 6:38:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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Yet another judge who should be exiled for his perfidy.


19 posted on 03/21/2019 7:08:27 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: blueplum

Is there a law which requires that climate change be taken into account?

Or is the judge just making it up as he goes along?


20 posted on 03/21/2019 7:45:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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