Liberals Concerned SCOTUS May Take Up ‘Climate Change’ Case

Which, obviously, would lead to Democrats whining about the right leaning court which dares to follow the law and the Constitution, rather than their own feelings

Supreme Court signals interest in hearing a major climate change case that could be a ‘nightmare’ for liberals

climate cowThe Supreme Court seemed to signal interest this week in taking up a challenge launched by Hawaii against big oil companies to hold them liable for climate change, and some Democrats are suggesting the high court is “captured” for the fossil fuel industry.

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Justice Department to weigh in on a petition to hear a lawsuit brought by the City of Honolulu against major fuel companies including Sunoco, Exxon and Chevron, claiming the companies’ products cause greenhouse gas emissions and global warming without warning consumers about the risks.

The city employed a series of state laws like public nuisance and trespass measures and said the companies should pay billions to the state to abate the effects of climate change like weather events, sea level rise, heat waves, flooding and global warming generally.

Will any of the justices ask if the state of Hawaii has given up their own use of fossil fuels? It wouldn’t survive as with all the planes, boats, cars, and helicopters bringing in and ferrying around all the tourists, not too mention bringing all the goods and food. Did the state government stop using them?

The high court gave DOJ no deadline for the solicitor general’s input, but its request indicates a high likelihood the court wants to hear the case. (snip)

But some Democrats and liberal advocates have begun preemptively criticizing the court.

Last week, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, posted on X saying, “[t]his captured Court’s delays of and interference in fossil fuel emissions regulations have already saved the polluters hundreds of billions — way more than they spent to capture it. But there is no end to fossil fuel polluters’ greed and entitlement.”

Lisa Graves, the executive director at the left-wing watchdog group True North Research, told the Rolling Stone that fossil fuel companies’ “efforts to evade legal accountability are being aided by… the very same groups that helped the majority of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court get their seats on the bench.”

In fairness, these same people and groups constantly whine about SCOTUS and fossil fuels companies, they are just trying to link them now. But, weirdly, none of them mention having given up their own use of fossil fuels. How many times a year does Sheldon fly to and from Rhode Island to D.C.? He could easily take the train.
But Fox News Digital has previously reported that the Hawaii litigation has been pushed by liberal dark money groups and legal partners.

Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, in his opinion rejecting the energy companies’ arguments, wrote, “Defendants knew of the dangers of using their fossil fuel products, ‘knowingly concealed and misrepresented the climate impacts of their fossil fuel products,’ and engaged in ‘sophisticated disinformation campaigns to cast doubt on the science, causes, and effects of global warming,’ causing increased fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, which then caused property and infrastructure damage in Honolulu.”

I still fail to understand why the sued companies do not simply stop operating in Hawaii, or at least stop selling to the government.

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20 Responses to “Liberals Concerned SCOTUS May Take Up ‘Climate Change’ Case”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Ridiculous. They can’t even prove man-made “climate change” scientifically much less the “impacts”.

    Just another annoying and costly money grab by gimmecrats.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  2. H says:

    “they” are now a heavy majority, climate change deniers are a decreasing minority. Over 70% believe the deniers tend to be older and are just dying off

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      I don’t know of any deniers. Do you? I don’t think I’ve ever known anybody in my life who denies climate changes.

      If you’re gonna keep lying and propagandizing the science and propagandizing the language of course you can fool a heavy majority into believing anything you want. Leftists like you do it constantly. You have perfectly rational people believing that a man could become a woman, menstruate and have babies!!! We all know that’s a bunch of BS and yet they’re actually teaching it in schools and people like you convince other people to buy it and you yourself know it’s not true. A man can’t turn into a woman. And the same scientific liars and propagandists that tell us that also tell us that we have the power to change the climate. Guess what folks we don’t. We could affect it but we’re certainly not gonna change it.

      Let me ask you this though H; what happens if you make all these highly expensive trillions of dollars worth of changes to our lifestyles our productivity in our economies and it doesn’t work? What then genius? You gonna dust off your hands and go oops and just tiptoe away? Cause in my entire life I’ve never seen a leftist or a Democrat no matter how wrong they are ever apologize or admit they’re wrong. That includes you and Elwood.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:


        To their credit most deniers no longer deny global warming, although they still deny that CO2 added to the atmosphere is the cause.

        Both the US and Europe have significantly reduced their CO2 emissions yet their economies are still the world’s best, so the tale that cutting emissions will wreck economies is proven false. Productivity is very high – although the wealthy continue to reap the rewards.

        Science denial on the right is bad enough, but your belief in BS is a bigger problem. Trump didn’t win. There is no global commie plot. Global warming IS real and not a scam. And on and on…

        As the world continues to warm and we do little to combat it, and as things get even worse, how will we hold you deniers responsible? You rich guys bob and weave to avoid paying taxes (trump = $750!!) so who should pay – the working class, right?

        • alanstorm says:

          A new record for Elwood – an entirely fact-free post!

          You REALLY don’t have a clue, are aren’t interested in acquiring one, are you?

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Oh Stormy! Please point out the the most egregious mistruth and we can discuss.


        • drowningpuppies says:

          Rimjob (aka SMD):
          Global warming IS real and not a scam.
          CO2 added to the atmosphere is the cause.

          Prove it.

          Bwaha! Lolgf

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Pissant (aka Rimjob),

            What would you view as proof?

            It appears even the deniers accept that the Earth is warming, with the issue being the reason for the warming.

            CO2 is increasing, surface temperature is increasing, ocean temperature is increasing, stratosphere is cooling, infrared radiation in the upper atmosphere is reduced in the wavelengths absorbed by CO2, CO2 absorbs infrared radiation, evenings are warming faster than daytime…

            All consistent with the theory that CO2 is causing the Earth to warm. What is the credible alternative theory?


          • drowningpuppies says:

            So Rimjob (aka SMD) admits he hasn’t any actual scientific proof that CO2 is the cause of global warming just more conjecture.

            Bwaha! Lolgf

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Pissant (aka Rimjob) can’t or won’t say what he would consider proof. No science denier can. They deny the value of evidence. They can’t or won’t offer a reasonable alternative.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            -Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
            -An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork.
            “The commentators made various conjectures about the outcome of the next election.”
            -An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.

        • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

          To their credit most deniers no longer deny global warming, although they still deny that CO2 added to the atmosphere is the cause.

          It would really be nice if you didn’t call people that disagree with you deniers. I will guarantee you that you’ll never get anybody on your team by insulting them. But that’s something you guys never learn you always gotta brand us with names. And they’re never accurate.

          Both the US and Europe have significantly reduced their CO2 emissions yet their economies are still the world’s best, so the tale that cutting emissions will wreck economies is proven false.

          neither of those statements is true. And cutting emissions by itself is not what threatens the economies. It’s the anti industrial and anti prosperity aggressive hoops that states jump through to achieve reduced admissions. If you’re gonna reduce admissions by reducing your economies sooner or later the economies will collapse. Economies just don’t stop and die so the fact that they haven’t died yet is proof of nothing so nothing’s been proven false as you should well know if you have a brain.

          Science denial on the right is bad enough, but your belief in BS is a bigger problem. Trump didn’t win. There is no global commie plot. Global warming IS real and not a scam. And on and on…

          It’s really funny that you keep insisting but my BS is a bigger problem. You’re the one who’s written wrong about every single thing since 2015. You’re even wrong about everything having to do with the COVID nonsense beginning with “two weeks to slow the spread”. You were wrong about everything and you had your nose so far up Fauci’s dago ass no wonder.

          Productivity in general is diminishing yearly you can’t see it because you don’t wanna see it. The only thing that’s keeping the economy’s going is chasing after the electric vehicle mantra. But that’s gonna end soon cause everybody’s realizing that’s all BS. Even you should be understanding that by now. Everybody not just rich guys “bob and weave” to avoid paying taxes. It’s our duty as overtaxed citizens to look for every legal loophole possible. You do it too don’t you? Are you telling us that you pay more taxes than you owe?

          There is now and there has been since the inception of communism a global commie plot. Every major communist leader in history has told us that or haven’t you been listening? They’ve always had the plot to take over the world with revolutions and all that nonsense. They’ve murdered 250 million people trying to attain their goal and I’ll do another 250 million if they need to. They’re like you are with abortion you don’t care whether you’re right or wrong you don’t care how many bodies you pile up you only care that you’re gonna force everybody to listen to you. Global warming is real none of us are saying that it isn’t. What we are saying is that it is not the fault of man. If you believe mankind has the kind of power needed to destroy the world through global warming then you’re worse than a child who believes in the boogeyman.

          I see that you still refuse to understand that I’m not saying that Trump won. I am saying that there was a lot of shenanigans going on and it looks like cheating. And that cheating could have swung the election for The Walking Dead Joe Biden. Do you think Joe biden’s a good president? Look at the man he looks like a cadaver. Anyway as long as you insist upon not auditing and investigating the obviously screwed up election even you know it’s screwed up the longer we’re gonna believe that you cheated. Not that you care. You only care that you won not that you won honestly.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            L.G. never disappoints!!

            He complains about “long-winded” replies, LOL.

            He complains about “name-calling”, LOL.

            He claims that the decreases in CO2 emissions by Europe and the US while the economy is booming is not evidence that it can be done, LOL. He predicts the economy is on the verge of collapse. He may be right if the unstable trump is elected.

            Productivity continues to increase. You may DENY it, but American workers/taxpayers ARE America.

            And a global communist plot, of course. Sigh. New World Order. The Clintons, Soros, Gates, media and Hollywood Jews etc, etc and so forth. Same ol’

            President Biden is a better president than trump was, and will be better than trump would be. Any moderate Republican would win against Biden, but they are all on their knees for the stupid, unstable, vile and cruel trump.

            Now trump wants to eliminate taxes and use tariffs to support the US. OMG. He just promised corporate leaders that he would further cut corporate taxes AND their taxes, too! Millionaires and billionaires need them some more money from the increased productivity of the American worker!!

            A question: Why are conservatives opposed to in vitro fertilization (IVF)?

    • Jl says:

      Good one, Johnny-“over 70% believe the deniers tend to be older..”. What difference does it make if they “believe” some group tends to be older? Are they? And what are they denying? Johnny twists and turns himself into a pretzel to find someway to comfort himself that these “deniers” are going away. I can assure you they are not

  3. alanstorm says:

    Supreme Court signals interest in hearing a major climate change case that could be a ‘nightmare’ for liberals

    Sounds good, give me details.

  4. Jl says:

    “They can’t offer a reasonable alternative..”. Wow-you and Johnny keep- asking the same question that’s been answered many times. And as said before, no alternative is needed absent the agw theory being verified-though several alternatives have been mentioned. The scenario I’ve mentioned several times-At a criminal trial if the jury found the defendant not guilty but the prosecution said well, you’re really not guilty unless you can then show who really is guilty. Nope-that’s your job. The prosecution’s job

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      And you been asked several times. What evidence would you consider to either “prove” (verify) or “disprove” (invalidate) the theory that increased atmospheric CO2 is causing the increase in surface temperature?

      If there is absolutely no evidence that you would accept “verifying” the theory then you’re not thinking scientifically.

      BTW, juries don’t prove that a defendant is guilty only that to their satisfaction she is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

  5. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    A question: Why are conservatives opposed to in vitro fertilization (IVF)?

    That’s not a legitimate question. It is on the other hand a false leading conclusion with a question mark at the end. There is nothing in the conservative philosophy which is opposed to IVF. That’s not to say and it is separate from saying that there are conservatives you don’t agree with IVF.

    We realize that you left us view every opinion the way the Borg would. All in one mind all of the same opinion dissension will not be accepted. We on the right are not like that we actually have opinions that vary all the way across the board. But you already know that. That’s why every morning when I turn on ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN they all use the same phraseology and the same words that describe the events of the day and they’ve been doing so since they started with that “Veritas” thing years back. You people never stand dissension.
    That’s why you won’t order the 2020 election, arrest fauci, admit the scamdemic, arrest the people in the Epstein case and so many other things that you never mentioned because you’re all wrong. Plus you’re generally immoral. I mean why not you don’t believe in God or anything more superior than the Democrat party.

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