"Brett Kavanaugh Will Mean Challenging Times For Environmental Laws"

"“I call him Lord Voldemort,” conservation lawyer Bill Snape said about Kavanaugh. "

"In naming Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for the Supreme Court’s open seat, President Donald Trump is advancing a judge widely seen as unfriendly to environmental regulation.

The seat opened in June with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, providing an opportunity for Trump to tilt the court rightward for years to come.

Kavanaugh, 53, has served as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit for 12 years, staking out steadily right-wing positions in many decisions. On the environment, Kavanaugh is likely to be hostile to regulation of pollution, climate, and endangered animals, conservation groups say."

Dan Vergano and Zahra Hirji report for BuzzFeed News July 9, 2018, 2018.


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"A Look At Brett Kavanaugh's Opinions On Guns, Abortion And The Environment" (AP)

"Brett Kavanaugh's Track Record" (Politico)

"Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Could Reinterpret Environmental Law" (Bloomberg)

"Conservative High Court Could Change Course of Environmental Cases" (Bloomberg)

"Kavanaugh Has Deep Record Of Questioning EPA Authority" (E&E Daily $)

"Trump Supreme Court Pick’s Environmental Rulings Worry Climate Advocates" (E&E News)

"Judge Dread" (Sierra)

"How Brett Kavanaugh Could Reshape Environmental Law From the Supreme Court" (New York Times)

"Kavanaugh's record: Climate regs, pipelines, LNG and more" (EnergyWire)

"Would Kavanaugh limit the Chevron doctrine?"  (Greenwire $$)

"What Brett Kavanaugh on Supreme Court Could Mean for Climate Regulations" (InsideClimate News)

"Kavanaugh Could Usher In Even More Business-Friendly Era on Supreme Court" (Bloomberg)

"Kennedy’s Retirement Could Clear Path for Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks" (New York Times)



Source: BuzzFeed News, 07/10/2018