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: ExxonMobil Wins Big in Climate Change Trial, but Future Decision Could Have Major Effect
by Craig Richardson, E&E Legal President As Appearing on InsideSources Nearly every American depends on petroleum products in their daily lives, and today they can [...]
Richardson’s Appearance on the Lars Larsen Show to Discuss the Left’s Lawsuit Against Energy Companies
E&E Legal President Craig Richardson joined Lars Larsen radio program to discuss the his recent op-ed discussing a Rhode Island U.S. District Court judge's decision [...]
Richardson’s Segment on the Joe Thomas Show to Discuss the NY AG’s Frivolous Lawsuit Against Exxon-Mobil
On Tuesday, December 4, E&E Legal's President Craig Richardson discussed the New York AG's frivious lawsuit against Exxon-Mobil on the Joe Thomas Show.
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 [...]
by E&E Legal President Craig Richardson As Appearing in the Washington Examiner The oil-rig chasers are at it again. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood [...]
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
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
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 [...]
Craig Richardson, president of the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), issued the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court of Northern [...]
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
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
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 [...]
by Craig Richardson E&E Legal President The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) held a panel discussion last week that focused on a parade of local governments [...]
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 [...]
On February 21, E&E Legal President Craig Richardson joined Conservative Commando Radio hosts Sharron Angle and Rick Trader. Richardson discussed his recent op-ed, and how the [...]
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 [...]