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