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  • US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

    03/21/2019 2:27:57 AM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 20 Mar 2019 | Cassidy Randall
    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,...
  • New US asylum policy dealt setback in immigration court

    03/21/2019 1:33:45 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 21 Mar 2019 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scheduling glitches led an immigration judge to deny the Trump administration's request to order four Central American migrants deported because they failed to show for initial hearings Wednesday in the U.S. while being forced to wait in Mexico... ...Judge Scott Simpson told administration lawyers to file a brief by April 10 that explains how it can assure migrants are properly notified of appointments. The judge postponed initial appearances for the four no-shows to April 22, which raised more questions about how they would learn about the new date.' Government documents had no street address for the...
  • Will Promising Court Ruling Lead the Way to Saving Terri Schiavo's Life? (Wesley J. Smith)

    02/18/2004 2:05:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 140+ views ^ | 2/18 | Wesley J. Smith
    Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, an attorney for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture."The darndest thing just happened," an early morning caller who is close to the Schiavo case enthused on my voice mail. "The Second District Court of Appeal actually decided to start applying the law." That would be big news. One of the most outrageous aspects of the Terri Schiavo debacle has been the almost universal adherence by the trial and appellate courts to the "The Rule of...