Attorneys General, Legal and Business Groups Call on SCOTUS to Review Honolulu’s Climate Lawsuit

On Monday, reputable policy and legal experts – including state attorneys general, business groups, former DOJ officials, and distinguished law professors – asked the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to put an end to the outlandish legal attacks against America’s energy producers.

The slew of amicus briefs support petitions filed by energy companies in February requesting the Supreme Court’s review of the viability of the City & County of Honolulu’s climate lawsuit. Specifically, the companies are asking SCOTUS to overturn a Hawaii Supreme Court ruling that rejected the companies’ efforts to dismiss the lawsuit.

As the experts pointed out, by weaponizing Hawaii state law to impose climate policies that “raise the price” of energy nationwide – rather than passing federal legislation – Honolulu’s lawsuit is poised to impose massive costs on citizens across the country who would never democratically support such initiatives.

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