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Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:07 AM

In 'huge victory for polar bears and our climate,' court rejects Trump approval of offshore drilling

December 8, 2020
By Common Dreams

Climate action advocates and wildlife defenders celebrated Monday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected the Trump administration’s approval of Liberty, a proposed offshore oil-drilling project in federal Arctic waters that opponents warned would endanger local communities, animals, and the environment.

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Marcie Keever, legal director at Friends of the Earth, similarly applauded the ruling (pdf), saying that “thankfully, the court put the health of our children and our planet over oil company profits.”

Jeremy Lieb, an attorney at the nonprofit law organization Earthjustice, which represented the advocacy groups, praised the court for rejecting the administration’s “inaccurate and misleading analysis of this project’s impact to the climate.” The court determined that the administration hadn’t properly considered Liberty’s climate impacts as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, specifically taking issue with an economic model claiming the project would benefit the climate.

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“In the face of a worsening climate crisis, the federal government should not be in the business of approving irresponsible offshore oil development in the Arctic,” Lieb said. “The world cannot afford to develop new oil prospects anywhere, but especially in the Arctic where warming is already taking such a significant toll.”

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https://www.rawstory.com/2020/12/in-huge-victory-for-polar-bears-and-our-climate-court-rejects-trump-approval-of-offshore-drilling-project-in-arctic/






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Reply In 'huge victory for polar bears and our climate,' court rejects Trump approval of offshore drilling (Original post)
catbyte Dec 8 OP
Me. Dec 8 #1
MerryBlooms Dec 8 #2
malaise Dec 8 #3
spanone Dec 8 #4
dware Dec 8 #5
Bayard Dec 8 #6
gratuitous Dec 8 #9
crickets Dec 8 #7
UTUSN Dec 8 #8
liberalla Dec 8 #10
bucolic_frolic Dec 8 #11
IcyPeas Dec 8 #12
Traildogbob Dec 8 #13
Wounded Bear Dec 8 #14
Duppers Dec 8 #15

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:09 AM

1. Bravo

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Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:12 AM

2. R&K Thank you.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:13 AM

3. Great ruling

Rec

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:15 AM

4. K&R

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:16 AM

5. Excellent!!!

Pissolini just can't win a court case to save his life.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:45 AM

6. Excellent!

Hope he doesn't appeal this to the Supremes in the short time he has left.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:47 PM

9. We'll see

Emergency petition to the Supreme Court coming in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1.

Whether the Court accepts the administration's "emergency" will tell us a lot about whether our qualms about the current high court are justified.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:56 AM

7. Wonderful news! Thank goodness. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:42 PM

8. K&R

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 01:16 PM

10. K&R!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 01:16 PM

11. Do they ever drill anywhere they have to pay royalties

other than to a state or the federal government?

Have they ever discovered oil in an inner city?

They seem to only want virgin land and cheap leases.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 01:17 PM

12. the arctic wildlife says thank you

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 01:32 PM

13. Old enough to remember

Remember in the assholes first year he approved east coast off shore drilling for ever state but Florida, unrestricted asbestos and starting receiving shipments from Russia immediately. He does NOT fucking care who or what he kills. His last day will be the worlds best.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 01:33 PM

14. Oil needs to go the way of coal, and fast...

Renewables are the future. We should quit destroying wilderness areas to line the pockets of oil magnates.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 02:31 PM

15. Wonderful!

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