Score one for the good guys!
I was actually not aware of this lawsuit when it was filed, but I’m pleased to see the outcome announced today.
It’s a strange set of facts.
Apparently two boys, ages 7 and 11, sued President Trump and the federal government claiming that Trump’s policies were causing their severe allergies and asthma.
Are you kidding me?
Apparently it’s true, but a judge has now THROWN OUT the lawsuit.
Take a look:
Here's more on the story, from Reuters Report:
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing climate change, saying the court does not have power to tell the White House what to do.
Disagreeing with a judge overseeing a similar case in Oregon, U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond in Philadelphia ruled on Tuesday that the Constitution does not guarantee what the boys and the Clean Air Council called a due process right to a “life-sustaining climate system.”
Diamond also said the boys, who were 7 and 11 when the lawsuit was filed in November 2017, could not trace their respective severe allergies and asthma to White House policies.
He said this meant the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue Trump, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and other defendants who had moved to dismiss the case.
“Plaintiffs’ disagreement with defendants is a policy debate best left to the political process,” wrote Diamond, an appointee of President George W. Bush. “Because I have neither the authority nor the inclination to assume control of the Executive Branch, I will grant defendants’ motion.”
Joseph Minott, executive director of the Clean Air Council, said the plaintiffs will review their options as the White House’s “deliberate indifference” to climate change increases “the frequency and intensity of its life-threatening effects.”
The U.S. Department of Justice did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Trump has long cast doubt on the science of climate change.
He has announced his intention to withdraw the United States from a two-year-old global agreement to combat climate change, and a proposal to overhaul former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan with new rules that would ease pollution controls.
So, let me just say this........
If the boys want to know where there severe allergies and asthma have come from, may I make a suggestion? ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
Those are NOT natural cloud formations folks.
And I just have this really weird, strange suspicion that spraying heavy metals in the air all day long may not be the best thing for our respiratory sytems.
But that's just me.
Crazy, I know.
Claim Yours, while they last: