Supreme Court Delays Landmark Big Oil Climate Regulation Case

The United States Supreme Court has delayed ruling on a landmark case involving climate regulations that could devastate the energy industry.

The Supreme Court asked Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration to weigh in on the anti-Big Oil case.

The court wants Biden’s Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelongar to share an opinion on litigation in Hawaii against top oil companies.

The defendants had asked the Supreme Court to get involved after Hawaii’s top court permitted the case to proceed.

The Honolulu case is considered a very big deal in the globalist green agenda movement.

It’s the tip of the spear in an effort by state and local governments to penalize oil companies.

The move seeks to fine energy companies billions of dollars for their alleged contributions to “global warming.”

The Supreme Court’s action means further delays before the case goes to trial.

The oil companies argue that regulating greenhouse gas emissions is a federal issue rather than a state one.

They argue the litigation could be devastating to the energy industry.

The defendants also warn of the impact on America’s federalist system of government.

In their petition to the court, the oil companies said:

“This case presents the Court with its only foreseeable opportunity in the near future to decide a dispositive question that is arising in every climate-change case: whether federal law precludes state-law claims seeking redress for injuries allegedly caused by the effects of interstate and international greenhouse-gas emissions on the global climate.”

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The state and local plaintiffs “are attempting to assert control over the Nation’s energy policies by holding energy companies liable for worldwide conduct in ways that starkly conflict with the policies and priorities of the federal government,” the brief adds.

“That flouts this Court’s precedents and basic principles of federalism, and the Court should put a stop to it.”

The city of Honolulu argues the lawsuit is not about regulating emissions but rather holding oil companies accountable for alleged deception.

In a ruling last year, the Hawaii Supreme Court allowed the lawsuit to proceed.

The state’s high court found the defendants engaged in a “disinformation campaign” to deceive the public about their contributions to global “climate change.”

In a brief order Monday, the Supreme Court asked for the Biden admin to share its opinion on the controversy.

“The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in these cases expressing the views of the United States,” the court wrote.

The defendants include Exxon Mobil, BP, ConocoPhillips, BHP Group, Marathon Petroleum, Chevron and Shell.

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