April 10, 2024

Officials Call on Supreme Court to Intervene in Major Climate Change Case

Former Trump Attorney General William Barr, as well as many high-ranking current and former government officials, are asking the Supreme Court to get involved in a major climate change case.

The case is being tried in Hawaii, with most of our top oil companies being named as defendants.

Energy giants such as Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and Shell are all being sued for allegedly deceiving the public about climate change, and Barr’s group would like the Supreme Court to take the case.

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According to a Reuters report, the energy companies have appealed the case, arguing that the suit is trying to regulate “emissions or interstate commerce, powers reserved for the federal government.”

The Hawaii Supreme Court has already rejected the appeal, leaving only the Supreme Court of the United States to prevent what amounts to a massive shakedown of oil companies.

Of note in the case is that Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald had worked with the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a Washington, D.C.-based environmental organization.

That organization has ties to Sher Edling, the attorney who is representing the plaintiffs in this case.

An ELI spokesperson has denied that allegation, stating, “The Environmental Law Institute is an internationally recognized, non-partisan research, publishing, and education organization that has been operating for over 50 years. ELI does not have close ties to Sher Edling.”

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), however, says that is not the case. He wrote that, among other funding tie-ins, "ELI and climate litigation juggernaut, Sher Edling, share staff.”

The American Free Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, led by Barr, is also supporting the oil companies and asking the Supreme Court to take the case.

Barr’s group, in part, wrote, “The stakes could hardly be higher. If Hawaii and like-minded states succeed in imposing an unwieldy patchwork of carbon penalties on private energy firms, the United States could soon become dependent on energy companies owned by foreign states to meet its energy needs, since foreign states alone can claim sovereign immunity.

“Many of those companies are controlled by countries hostile to the United States.”

People do not seem to realize that Joe Biden and the Democrat agenda against big oil will put our national security at risk.

Simply put, you cannot fight a war dependent upon the energy that is supplied by the very people you would be fighting in that war.

If we continue to cripple fossil fuel companies, that, however, is exactly the situation that Biden will have put us in.

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