View Full Version : Enviromentalists 'feel stabbed in the back' over 'dastardly move' by Obama admin.

08-26-2010, 10:27 PM
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Bluebear http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-26-10 07:55 PM
Original message Enviromentalists 'feel stabbed in the back' over 'dastardly move' by Obama admin.

Via Americablog: The environmentalists now have their own version of the DOMA brief from the Obama administration. Via NYT's Greenwire:

The Obama administration has urged the Supreme Court to toss out an appeals court decision that would allow lawsuits against major emitters for their contributions to global warming, stunning environmentalists who see the case as a powerful prod on climate change.

In the case, AEP v. Connecticut, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a coalition of states, environmental groups and New York City. The decision, handed down last year, said they could proceed with a lawsuit that seeks to force several of the nation's largest coal-fired utilities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Reading the article evoked a lot of memories of June 12, 2009 when we read the Obama administration's despicable DOMA brief. This part sounds really familiar:

Matt Pawa, an attorney representing plaintiffs in the case, said he and his colleagues expected the White House to stay out of the matter. During a meeting with more than 30 administration lawyers at the solicitor general's office on June 24, it seemed they had "a lot of friends in the room," he said.

"We feel stabbed in the back," Pawa said. "This was really a dastardly move by an administration that said it was a friend of the environment. With friends like this, who needs enemies?"

Top attorneys at environmental advocacy groups are buzzing about the brief, sources say. Some feel betrayed by a White House that has generally been more amenable to environmental regulation than its predecessor.

"This reads as if it were cut and pasted from the Bush administration's briefing in Massachusetts," said David Bookbinder, who served as the Sierra Club's chief climate counsel until his resignation in May.

Welcome to our world. The Obama administration's DOMA brief actually was written by the Bush administration.

Now, what these environmentalists don't understand -- yet -- is that Team Obama isn't really on their side. Not in the way they think, anyway. It's a tough lesson and hard to swallow. The gays learned it early on, between Rick Warren and the DOMA brief.

No Pony for you DUmmies...and no RainBows or chocolate rivers...:p

08-26-2010, 10:55 PM
Frankly, the DUmmies can't be trusted with ponies.

08-27-2010, 07:53 AM
Frankly, the DUmmies can't be trusted with ponies.

True dat, they'd most likely drown the pony in the river. :D

08-27-2010, 10:00 AM
Or stop feeding it so it would not make any more methane.
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