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Eco-Logic

Fri, Jul 22, 2022 14:30 PM

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Hosts: Ken Gale, Donna Stein
Topics:
  • SUPREME COURT v the ENVIRONMENT -
  • Just what you don't want to be at odds -
  • “...the Court strips the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the power Congress gave it to respond to 'the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.'...” - Judge Elena Kagan
  • The recent Supreme Court decision on West Virginia v EPA was alarming to anyone who cares about clean air, clean water and climate chaos. They took away much of the EPA's ability and therefor their mandate to regulate carbon dioxide or any other &ldqu -
  • The ruling is already affecting other agencies abilities to deal with climate issues, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). -
  • Discussing that decision with us are Joel Kupferman Co - chair of The Environmental Justice Committee (EJC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Executive Director of the Environmental Justice Initiative (NY Environmental Law and Justice Project), also Todd Ommen, Managing Attorney at Pace Environmental Liti
  • The Supreme Court has put corporate economics ahead of the life and death issues of the climate. “Don't they read the papers?” - Judge Kagan
  • The deadlocked Congress is not likely to pass the very specific legislation to regulate greenhouse gases that the Supreme Court requires. We can no longer rely on government agencies if they are limited to only following direct instructions from Congress. -
  • The Supreme Court is "cherry - picking" on behalf of corporate polluters.
  • What are the nuances of that ruling? -
  • We will be demystifying the Supreme Court. -
  • There is also a covid angle to this decision. More air pollution means more covid. A Harvard study backs that up. Tune in to hear more and read about it on www.ecoradio,org. -
Synopsis:

SUPREME COURT v the ENVIRONMENT

Just what you don't want to be at odds

“...the Court strips the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the power Congress gave it to respond to 'the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.'...” - Judge Elena Kagan

The recent Supreme Court decision on West Virginia v EPA was alarming to anyone who cares about clean air, clean water and climate chaos. They took away much of the EPA's ability and therefor their mandate to regulate carbon dioxide or any other “greenhouse” gas that contributes to global warming and other climate issues.

The ruling is already affecting other agencies abilities to deal with climate issues, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Discussing that decision with us are Joel Kupferman Co-chair of The Environmental Justice Committee (EJC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Executive Director of the Environmental Justice Initiative (NY Environmental Law and Justice Project), also Todd Ommen, Managing Attorney at Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Inc. and Professor of Law at Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

The Supreme Court has put corporate economics ahead of the life and death issues of the climate. “Don't they read the papers?” - Judge Kagan

The deadlocked Congress is not likely to pass the very specific legislation to regulate greenhouse gases that the Supreme Court requires. We can no longer rely on government agencies if they are limited to only following direct instructions from Congress. It's agencies, not Congress that have the experts in their specific areas.

The Supreme Court is "cherry-picking" on behalf of corporate polluters.

What are the nuances of that ruling?

We will be demystifying the Supreme Court.

There is also a covid angle to this decision. More air pollution means more covid. A Harvard study backs that up. Tune in to hear more and read about it on www.ecoradio,org.

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