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Statement from AG Jennings on Supreme Court’s Climate Ruling

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2022



Attorney General Kathy Jennings released today the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency:

“The Supreme Court’s ruling is the latest in a dangerous, disgraceful pattern of decisions that risk the health of our neighbors, of our state, and now the very fate of our planet. The court’s ruling is a boon to the fossil fuel industry when it is already reaping record profits; for the rest of us, it is a gut punch when we are already far behind in the race to avoid catastrophe.

“Sound environmental policy is not optional for Delaware. The stakes are unique here: our state, which has the lowest mean elevation in the country, is caught between an encroaching sea to our east, air pollution from coal-burning states to our west, and a legacy of industrial pollution beneath our feet. Despite this ruling, we will continue to fight for sane environmental policy in state and federal court — and we will support the efforts of state and federal leaders to demonstrate the responsibility that the court has abandoned.”

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Statement from AG Jennings on Supreme Court’s Climate Ruling

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2022



Attorney General Kathy Jennings released today the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency:

“The Supreme Court’s ruling is the latest in a dangerous, disgraceful pattern of decisions that risk the health of our neighbors, of our state, and now the very fate of our planet. The court’s ruling is a boon to the fossil fuel industry when it is already reaping record profits; for the rest of us, it is a gut punch when we are already far behind in the race to avoid catastrophe.

“Sound environmental policy is not optional for Delaware. The stakes are unique here: our state, which has the lowest mean elevation in the country, is caught between an encroaching sea to our east, air pollution from coal-burning states to our west, and a legacy of industrial pollution beneath our feet. Despite this ruling, we will continue to fight for sane environmental policy in state and federal court — and we will support the efforts of state and federal leaders to demonstrate the responsibility that the court has abandoned.”

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