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Overview

Environmental activists have spent decades fighting in court against energy production, sound science, economic development, resource use, and property rights.  In the past forty years, eight major environmental groups have filed more than 3,250 lawsuits, all aimed at imposing through the judiciary the radical anti-development, anti-growth, and anti-capitalism agenda that often (although not often enough) struggles in the legislature and among the public.

Radical environmentalists are not the only ones that can go to court, and file FOIA requests. Laws requiring that regulations be based on the best available science, administrative law procedures, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements, and constitutional restraints such as the Commerce Clause, property protections, and anti-commandeering doctrines all give free-market environmentalists an opportunity to engage in aggressive and strategic litigation, research, and education to roll back regulatory excesses and expose the junk science of the last forty years or more.

Only a handful of free-market organizations have waded into environmental policy and performed some badly needed triage opposing this agenda, and E&E Legal is one of them.

Latest Legal Activities

Richardson’s Appearance on Conservative Commandos Radio Show to Discuss the NY AG’s Frivolous Lawsuit Against Exxon-Mobil

December 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Richardson’s Appearance on Conservative Commandos Radio Show to Discuss the NY AG’s Frivolous Lawsuit Against Exxon-Mobil

On Monday, December 3rd, E&E Legal President Craig Richardson joined the Conservative Commandos Radio Show to discuss his recent op-ed, Bogus climate change lawsuits need to [...]

InsideSources: “Not for the Judiciary to Ameliorate”: Judge Throws Out NYC Climate Change Lawsuit

July 19th, 2018|Comments Off on InsideSources: “Not for the Judiciary to Ameliorate”: Judge Throws Out NYC Climate Change Lawsuit

by Erin Mundahl InsideSources Environmentalists lost another fight on Thursday, after U.S. District Judge John Keenan dismissed New York City’s lawsuit against Exxon Mobil, Shell, [...]

Richardson’s Statement on a NY Federal Judge’s Decision to Dismiss Frivolous ‘Climate Change’ Lawsuit

July 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Richardson’s Statement on a NY Federal Judge’s Decision to Dismiss Frivolous ‘Climate Change’ Lawsuit

Craig Richardson, president of the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), issued the following statement in response to a NY Federal Judge's decision to [...]

Richardson’s Appearance on the Joe Thomas Show to Discuss a Court’s Decision to Dismiss Shakedown Lawsuits by Enviros

June 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Richardson’s Appearance on the Joe Thomas Show to Discuss a Court’s Decision to Dismiss Shakedown Lawsuits by Enviros

On June 27, E&E Legal President Craig Richardson appeared on the Joe Thomas In-the-Morning radio show to discuss the CA Federal District Court's decision to [...]

Daily Caller’s Obtained Memo Reveals Steyer’s Involvement in Lawsuits Against Energy Industry Despite His Claims to the Contrary

June 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Daily Caller’s Obtained Memo Reveals Steyer’s Involvement in Lawsuits Against Energy Industry Despite His Claims to the Contrary

by Craig Richardson, President The Daily Caller published an article yesterday that covered a memo showing Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalists, had a deep involvement [...]

Richardson’s Statement on Energy Companies Request for New York Court to Dismiss ‘Climate Change’ Shakedown

June 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Richardson’s Statement on Energy Companies Request for New York Court to Dismiss ‘Climate Change’ Shakedown

Washington, D.C. – Craig Richardson, president of the Energy and Environment Legal Institute, issued the following statement in response to a hearing today in the [...]

Richardson Appearance on Terry Lowry’s What Up Radio Program to Discuss the Energy Company Shakedown Effort by the Left

June 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Richardson Appearance on Terry Lowry’s What Up Radio Program to Discuss the Energy Company Shakedown Effort by the Left

E&E Legal President Craig Richardson joined Terry Lowry's What's Up radio program to discuss the Left's shakedown efforts of large energy companies in a handful [...]

E&E Legal President Craig Richardson Joins the Zeb Bell Show to Discuss Rockefeller-led Efforts to Shake Down Energy Companies

February 26th, 2018|Comments Off on E&E Legal President Craig Richardson Joins the Zeb Bell Show to Discuss Rockefeller-led Efforts to Shake Down Energy Companies

On February 26, E&E Legal President Craig Richardson joined radio host Zeb Bell  to discuss his recent op-ed, and how the Rockefeller Foundation and other green benefactors [...]

Richardson: STOP THE MADNESS: The Legal Shakedown Of America’s Energy Industry Is Flagrant Abuse Of The Courts

February 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Richardson: STOP THE MADNESS: The Legal Shakedown Of America’s Energy Industry Is Flagrant Abuse Of The Courts

by Craig Richardson, E&E Legal President As Appearing in The Daily Caller It used to be that responsible liberal politicians made at least a token effort to [...]