Feds Balk at State Intervention Attempt in ‘Kids Climate Case’

June 22, 2021, 8:42 PM

Republican-led states don’t have a compelling enough reason to intervene in court-mandated settlement discussions over the so-called kids’ climate case, the Biden administration argued in a brief filed Tuesday.

The states’ argument hinge on the presumption that the current administration won’t adequately represent them in talks—which isn’t the case, Justice Department attorneys said in an opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

“Because the States’ arguments rest entirely on speculation about positions that the new administration might take—speculation undermined by the government’s recent filings in this case—the Court should deny their motion,” the reply ...

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