The Supreme Court’s Environmental Report Card: Which Justices are Failing?
Whether in the form of historic droughts, blistering wildfires, record-setting hurricanes, extreme heat or catastrophic flooding, it’s clear that natural disasters in the U.S. are increasing in frequency and severity. In the face of a changing climate, we need environmental protection now more than ever. But when environmental issues are challenged, will they be protected by the nation’s highest court? Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem so. This past June, the Supreme Court restricted the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fight the climate crisis in its decision to strike down West Virginia v. EPA. With its conservative majority, the current Supreme Court justices have been called “the most anti-environmental court in the modern era.”1 With more environmental issues likely to come before the court soon, EcoWatch got together with environmental lawyer, Heather Croshaw, […]