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Judge rules against Trump drilling plans because they ignore climate change

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Posted By: Ribicon, 3/20/2019 6:24:14 PM

A federal judge ruled that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing in the West. The decision late Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in the District of Columbia marks the first time the Trump administration has been held to account for the climate impact of its energy agenda, and it could have sweeping implications for the president’s plan to boost fossil fuel production across the country. Contreras concluded that Interior’s Bureau of Land Management “did not sufficiently consider climate change” when making decisions to auction

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Obama appointee judge ("no such thing," retorts Judge Judas Roberts) decides that climate change, pygmy ponies, and unicorns were neglected when formulating the environmental impact statement, so down it goes.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 3/20/2019 6:30:56 PM (No. 7515)
They also failed to consider the impact on the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny.

Not to mention Santa and moderate Muslims.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/20/2019 6:33:41 PM (No. 7531)
One day I will understand how one Judge in DC can rule on oil and gas leasing in the West, like they don´t have Judges in the West.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jerseyden 3/20/2019 6:34:20 PM (No. 7538)
What the Hlll does a fed judge know about climate change to say it wasn’t sufficiently considered. Judges are getting as political as the 2 parties.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hazymac 3/20/2019 6:34:46 PM (No. 7510)
Anthropogenic (man caused) "climate change" is not science. It is an ungodly religion.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jimincalif 3/20/2019 6:37:31 PM (No. 7534)
FAKE NEWS - who was president when these leases were granted?

Washington D.C. district court judge, Rudolph Contreras, ruled Tuesday that the Bureau of Land Management failed to address climate change impacts when it leased about 300,000 acres of Wyoming land to oil and gas companies in 2015 and 2016 for potential drilling.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Avanti1 3/20/2019 6:41:19 PM (No. 7541)
A judges ruling should be based on facts, evidence and the law.

What facts, evidence and laws were the basis for this judicial ruling?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 3/20/2019 6:42:46 PM (No. 7539)
Where was the judge when they ignored unicorns flying too low, UFOs landing on Federal Park lands, Sasquatchs crapping all over the place in the woods and Hillary scaring children in the Chappaqua area at night. If you are going to spread scare stories spread them all.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Gabula 3/20/2019 6:44:20 PM (No. 7532)
Whoa!!! Isn´t this the same Judge involved on the FISA Warrants who is pals with either McCabe or Strock (sp) Lisa Page´s lover??? He was recused or recused himself.... The Swamp is deep.

Gabula
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 100percentTexan 3/20/2019 7:02:38 PM (No. 7514)
Obama appointee
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JediJerry 3/20/2019 7:07:15 PM (No. 7518)
Another Never Trump man in black doing his best to make a big name for himself.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Wendybird 3/20/2019 7:17:52 PM (No. 7508)
Pathetic that a judge can make a ruling based on an opinion, rather than a fact based on evidence. It is amazing and remarkable that this unproven belief has become so widespread. Otherwise sensible, intelligent people believe in this fancy utterly. Will they live long enough to see their belief disproven? So far, we are about thirty years past the end of the world. They would be better employed worrying about an asteroid or nuclear war.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Moritz55 3/20/2019 7:18:09 PM (No. 7529)
It will be overturned on appeal. This is an annoyance caused by a grandstanding leftist judge, but not a big deal.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: stuBdoc 3/20/2019 7:22:09 PM (No. 7530)
What business does a judge have to rule on climate change? Is that written in a law about energy development somewhere? Or does he just make it up as he goes along?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: tom7 3/20/2019 7:28:51 PM (No. 7516)
Here comes Obama´s La Raza judge again. He is quite a piece of work. His hatred for America is probably why Obama appointed him.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: dwa 3/20/2019 7:32:40 PM (No. 7528)
Leftist judge ruling based on his leftist politics, not the law or the Constitution. Hear that idiot Roberts!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Quigley 3/20/2019 7:37:28 PM (No. 7512)
In the Swamp he resides, for the Swamp he rules, perpetuating its myths and cons.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: BarryNo 3/20/2019 7:43:15 PM (No. 7542)
Not his juristiction.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Starboard_side 3/20/2019 7:45:49 PM (No. 7524)
whatever he was reviewing, it was not science, but a computer model of what they think may happen.
FTA:
The initial ruling in the case brought by two advocacy groups, WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility,


this is regarding 300,000 acres of Wyoming land.

So, how will those two advocacy groups make up for the lost revenues, taxable incomes and other multiplier financial effects that will now be lost to Wyoming, and others affected that would have supplied parts, labor, transportation and other inputs?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: EQKimball 3/20/2019 7:48:02 PM (No. 7525)
The climate cultists are partly right. The climate is changing. NOAA´s prediction of warm, dry winters for 2018 and 2019 notwithstanding, the Northern Hemispgere is getting colder. Not just a little colder, a lot colder. We are entering a solar minimum.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: tsquare 3/20/2019 8:02:57 PM (No. 7520)
IF the decision was made with an EIS, and IF the scoping document failed to consider climate impact, AND if comments on the draft EIS pertaining to climate change were suppressed, then the Judge was right.
However, if the EIS analysis is simply not acceptable to the climate warming faction AFTER being addressed in the FINAL EIS, the ruling is faulty and will be overturned.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: curious1 3/20/2019 8:05:57 PM (No. 7517)
Another reason why when judges hit a 50% overturn rate in their judgements, they should be removed for incompetence and replaced.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Annie Xango 3/20/2019 8:35:18 PM (No. 7521)
#8 Egg...Zackly beat me to it.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: leonardo 3/20/2019 8:36:32 PM (No. 7536)
If this (among other "Obama" decisions") does not elucidate the degree of SABOTAGE inflicted upon the American people by an Obama-agenda-driven judiciary, nothing will. The radical transformation of America by junk-science-lemmings and a compliant, Obama-deprived media, is well under way. Soon the Green New Deal con-meisters will renew their climate propaganda campaign to add to the con, anticipating CONTROL of all energy use, which will involve huge money transfers to the "fortunate" few like D-science-student Gore and fossil fuel haters like Occadsional Cortex.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Dino Sayer 3/20/2019 8:47:14 PM (No. 7533)
This is wonderful news. A court will now have to rules on the ´science´ of man made global warming through CO2 increases. There isn´t any science behind it. The mechanism requires one molecule of Co2 to heat up 9,999 molecules of air. This is magic thinking. Try to heat your hot tub with a cigarette lighter. Try to have a stampede with one steer.

Not to mention that the correlation of CO2 increases with global temperature is zilch.

It´s the sun, stupid.

Please, bring it on! Man made global warming thru Co2 increases is the biggest fraud in history. Notice I don´t say scientific fraud, because ther is zero science in it.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Janylou 3/20/2019 8:52:35 PM (No. 7535)
So sick of lib judges trying to legislate from the bench. Time to impeach them!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: iraengneer 3/20/2019 8:52:38 PM (No. 7527)
Yes, once again, a "nitwit in black robes" issuing diktats, employing powers NOWHERE specifically granted in our Constitution. Not that anyone seems to pay any attention to that.
In this particular case, yes, this loathsome bum was appointed by Buraq Hussein Soetoro. And our good friends in the Senate, eager to do their sworn duty to protect the nation? Well, those equally worthless and despicable bums voted on 22 March 2012 to confirm that appointment. By VOICE VOTE!!. That´s right. Not even ONE of the Republicrats had the decency and integrity to register even a mild concern for the record.
A pox, a plague, a murrain, and curses unceasing be upon both wings of the Uni-Party. Hear that, McConnell? Hear that Alexannder? Hear that Portman? Hear that Hatch? And Snowe? And all the rest. May skunks micturate upon you all.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Truth Czar 3/20/2019 8:54:45 PM (No. 7537)
Contreras?
Isn´t he the one that OK´ed the Page FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign? Sad to see a corrupt Federal judge picking sides and playing politics?
Include his name for the next special counsel investigation.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Jethro bo 3/20/2019 9:30:18 PM (No. 7513)
In the really real world, Congress would haul this moron up to Capital Hill and start impeachment hearings. Then grill and embarrass the Hades out of this rouge black robed Demigod. Sure he wouldn´t be removed from office, but the ordeal may be enough to make him think twice about legislating from the bench.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Salt5792 3/20/2019 9:40:23 PM (No. 7526)
Human activity has no effect on global climate.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: DVC 3/20/2019 9:41:15 PM (No. 7519)
OBAMA drilling plans. Before Trump was elected.

But then again, the WashComPost never worries about being factual when they can propagandize against Trump.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Muncsdad 3/20/2019 10:53:06 PM (No. 7522)
Ignore the illegal rulings of a communist judge.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: cor-vet 3/20/2019 11:37:13 PM (No. 7523)
If Shakespeare said we need to first kill all the lawyers ( I believe), were he alive today, he´d probably change that to judges!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: TLCary 3/20/2019 11:38:46 PM (No. 7540)
Impeach and remove him as soon as we get the house back. 655 days and counting.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: moonlightflip 3/21/2019 12:28:26 AM (No. 7509)
Leftist politician as a "judge."
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Historybuff 3/21/2019 8:17:40 AM (No. 7511)
Prove cause and effect.

Show your work.
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