Environmental Litigators Abuse the Legal System
Many not-profit environmental groups are making millions of dollars in litigation against the federal government for government agencies not following proper process or timelines. Wyoming attorney Karen Budd-Falen has recently released a very interesting and enlightening report sharing details on the gross judicial system abuse by environmental groups.
Unfortunately, Budd-Falen found out through a Freedom of Information to the Justice Department request that there is no tracking or reporting by the federal government as to the bill for the government is footing for these groups attorneys’ fees.
Budd-Falen: “So the federal government cannot tell you how much money it has spent on environmentalists suing the federal government to stop agricultural use on federal and private land. This latest report we did not only tracked attorney fees being paid more recently but then looked at the types of ligation. Because the environmental gruops claim they are simply out trying to protect the environment and keeping the federal government on its toes. The problem is that the vast majority of this litigation is only over the process, none of it is over saving the environment or protecting a species. The ligation is over whether the federal government jumped through enough hoops or complied with the right timelines. And so it is not protecting the environment, I think it is about getting more money from the federal government into their coffers.”
Monday’s Open Range will be discussing what we can do to help stop this flagrant abuse of our legal system.