A federal judge delivered a major blow to a swamp case and handed President Donald Trump a landmark victory.
As noted by Reuters, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit from an environmental group and two Pennsylvania boys over climate change.
U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond in Philadelphia ruled that the court did not have the legal authority to tell the White House what it can do.
The lawsuit sought to stop Trump from scaling back regulations, arguing that it was harming the environment.
Diamond ruled that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee what the two boys and the Clean Air Council called a due process right to a “life-sustaining climate system.”
Here’s more from Reuters:
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, executie 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 Eugene, Oregon case was brought by 21 children and young adults also challenging government policies affecting climate change.
Diamond accused U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, the appointee of President Bill Clinton overseeing that case, of contravening or ignoring “longstanding authority” by finding a due process right to “a climate system capable of sustaining human life.”
The ruling is certainly a big blow to the Democrats and left-leaning groups who are desperate to push climate change.
The federal judge’s ruling also comes as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing her socialist Green New Deal, which claims that it will combat climate change.
A new study reveals that the price tag for Green New Deal comes out to $7 trillion.
In fact, a recent study from PJ Media found that the estimated $7 trillion projected cost is painfully low, and that it could actually cost nearly $50 trillion, which would be roughly seven — SEVEN — times more than that.
The “Green New Deal” will cost approximately $49.109 trillion in the first ten years, enough to fund Trump’s border wall 8,616 times over. The president is requesting $5.7 billion for the wall.
Ocasio-Cortez has also called for a smart power grid to replace the U.S. power grid, an estimated cost of $338 billion on the low-end ($476 billion on the high-end), according to the Electric Power Research Institute.
All that “free” stuff Ocasio-Cortez keeps promising sure is expensive.