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27 03, 2019

Richardson: An End to Jackpot Justice in Louisiana is Long Overdue

2019-03-27T11:03:39-04:00March 27th, 2019|Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Richardson, Scandal, Sue & Settle|

by E&E Legal Craig Richardson As appearing in RealClear Energy Thanks to a decades-old system of good-ole boy politics and cozy relationships between elected officials and judges, Louisiana has earned one of the worst reputations in the nation for offering “jackpot justice” in the courts. Frivolous and corrupt lawsuits abound. For example, many businesses in [...]

5 10, 2018

Walcher: Getting rich on other people’s money

2018-10-11T14:33:16-04:00October 5th, 2018|Media Coverage, Sue & Settle, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel Here's how our scheme will work. I am a federal regulator, and want to make a new regulation. However, the legal rulemaking process is complicated and time-consuming. Even worse, most people are actually against it, so it might not get done [...]

16 10, 2017

Press Release: E&E Legal Applauds EPA for Ending Cronyism Practice of ‘Sue & Settle’

2017-10-16T14:21:07-04:00October 16th, 2017|Conflict of Interest, Green Groups, Milloy, Press Releases, Sue & Settle|

Washington, D.C. -  The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) applauds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for his Agency's decision to end the practice known as “Sue and Settle."  Way too much environmental policy making in recent years was conducted through this practice, which sought to circumvent the proper legislative and regulatory processes. [...]

27 10, 2014

Daily Caller: Pending ‘Sue And Settle’ Lawsuit Threatens States, Coal Power

2014-10-31T14:36:13-04:00October 27th, 2014|EPA, EPA Collusion, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Sue & Settle|

by Michael Bastasch The Daily Caller The Environmental Protection Agency and politically connected activist groups have proposed a legal settlement that may ignore legal protections afforded to states under federal law and could force the closure of more coal-fired power plants across the country. Environmentalists and EPA officials will likely hail the deal as a [...]

17 02, 2013

EPA’s Secret And Costly ‘Sue And Settle’ Collusion With Environmental Organizations

2013-09-28T20:17:36-04:00February 17th, 2013|EPA, Horner, Sue & Settle, Transparency|

by Larry Bell Forbes “Sue and Settle “ practices, sometimes referred to as “friendly lawsuits”, are cozy deals through which far-left radical environmental groups file lawsuits against federal agencies wherein  court-ordered “consent decrees” are issued based upon a prearranged settlement agreement they collaboratively craft together in advance behind closed doors. Then, rather than allowing the [...]

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