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  •  This is a pretty technical ruling (1+ / 0-)
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    grollen

    I wouldn't read too much into it.  Here, it seems the court relied on the principle that the technical findings of expert agencies have to be pretty far out there to be overturned.

    A big deal would come if the court were to uphold regulation based on a well established but attenuated causal link.  For example, if you could sue Exxon for harms to your farm caused by drought or Hurricane Sandy or sea level rise on account of their contribution to sea level rise.  So far, that's failed, but if it succeeds, that'd be big.

    Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

    by Mindful Nature on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 05:56:52 PM PST

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