Skip to comments.US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling
Posted on 03/21/2019 2:27:57 AM PDT by blueplum
n the first significant check on the Trump administrations 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
2011 Obammy appointee
Someone said yes, that Rudy on one if the threads.
How many people did this idiot judge just cause to lose their jobs?
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