Radical Environmentalists Have Many Lawyers and Many Friends on the New Mexico Supreme Court

Santa Fe New Mexican - The New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for environmental groups to intervene in an ongoing legal battle over whether the state should regulate greenhouse-gas emissions. Attorneys for the groups said the justices' unanimous decision will ensure that proponents of the regulations will have a seat at the table if courts have to determine the fate of the state's carbon emissions policies. "It's about fairness. The nugget of the whole argument in this case is you can't just have "one hand clapping," said Mariel Nanasi, executive director of New Energy Economy, the group that initially petitioned state regulators to adopt the regulations. Nanasi was referring to a comment that Chief Justice Charles Daniels made during arguments. Daniels had questioned the fairness of rule-making and legal adjudication when only certain parties were involved. Read full story here: News New Mexico


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