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Judge dismisses state lawsuits over global warming

Our elected representatives have decided that readical proposals to curb our economy for fear of theoretical climate change are unwise. So the attorny generals from 8 states took matters into their own hands and sued the utility industry. But last Thurday a federal judge threw out the case.

But U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan said that in asking the court to set CO2 reductions, the states want the judiciary to craft wide-ranging environmental policies that would affect the economy, national security and foreign policy. She said such "political" decisions should properly be considered by the president and Congress. "Cases presenting political questions are consigned to the political branches that are accountable to the people, not to the judiciary," Preska wrote.

Adrian Moore is Vice President, Policy


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