Federal Judge Tosses out Climate Change Deregulation Lawsuit against Trump Administration
Oh man, this is not good for the tree-huggers who think Trump is destroying the planet. What’s even funnier is that while they tout that President Trump is the cause for concern with his administration’s policies, they’re the ones who don’t even know the District courts have no power over the executive branch.
More specifically: “neither the authority nor the inclination to assume control of the Executive Branch.”
As reported by The Epoch Times:
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from an environmental organization and two Pennsylvania boys that sought to block deregulatory action by the Trump administration against climate change policies, citing the fact that the court doesn’t have the power to instruct what the White House can or cannot do.
The lawsuit, dubbed “Clean Air Council v. the United States,” claimed President Donald Trump’s rollbacks on restrictive climate policies violated the public trust. The plaintiffs sought to block anything that would violate “the constitutional rights to a life-sustaining climate system.”
But in the Feb. 19 dismissal, U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond in Philadelphia ruled that the Constitution doesn’t guarantee what the boys and the organization, Clean Air Council, called a due process right to a “life-sustaining climate system.” Diamond also disagreed with a judge overseeing a similar case in Oregon.
Diamond said the plaintiffs were effectively asking him to “supervise any actions the President and his appointees take that might touch on ‘the environment.’” The judge stated that he had “neither the authority nor the inclination to assume control of the Executive Branch.”
He also said that the two boys, who were aged 7 and 11 when the lawsuit was filled in November 2017, couldn’t trace their respective severe allergies and asthma to White House policies.
A spokesperson for the Department of Justice (DOJ) told The Epoch Times that they were “pleased with the court’s decision.”