DOCUMENTS: The Court Dockets for the ‘Scopes Trial’ on Climate Science

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U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

As ThinkProgress Green previously reported, oral arguments began yesterday in a landmark case that consolidates a series of challenges to Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 finding that greenhouse gases are a threat to public health and welfare and its related rule-makings.

Today, the three-judge appeals court panel heard arguments on other challenges to the EPA greenhouse gas rules. In all, the court is considering four cases — each a consolidation of several similar challenges.

Read the dockets and main litigants for each:

No. 09-1322 (and consolidated cases), Endangerment Finding
No. 10-1092 (and consolidated cases), Tailpipe Rule
No. 10-1167 (and consolidated cases), Historic Regulations
No. 10-1073 (and consolidated cases), Timing and Tailoring Rules

The anti-science litigants include the US Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). In 2009, the Chamber announced it wanted this challenge to the science of climate change to be the “Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century.”

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