Brett Kavanaugh on Energy & Oil



Global warming is not a blank check for executive action

Kavanaugh was sitting on the D.C. Circuit when the Clean Power Plan litigation came up before the bench in 2016. During those arguments, he said that an emergency like global warming was not a "blank check" for executive action. He referred to the Clean Air Act as a "thin statute" that "wasn't designed" to address climate change. Kavanaugh has a record of questioning EPA authority on Clean Air Act issues.

Source: GreenWire E&E News on 2021 EPA & climate SCOTUS cases , Nov 3, 2021

Favors ethanol & clean energy over fossil fuel

Trump's nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court could be good news for the ethanol industry and clean energy programs where adherence to the law is often challenged. Trump said Kavanaugh has demonstrated his ability to "set aside" political views "to do what the law and Constitution require." This is where Kavanaugh could be good for the ethanol industry, if the regulation goes to the Supreme Court. His previous rulings show that he does not always act in favor of fossil fuel.
Source: Washington Examiner: lead-up to SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing , Jul 9, 2018

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Samuel Alito(since 2006)
Amy Coney Barrett(since 2020)
Stephen Breyer(since 1994)
Neil Gorsuch(since 2017)
Ketanji Brown Jackson(nominated 2022)
Elena Kagan(since 2010)
Brett Kavanaugh(since 2018)
John Roberts(since 2005)
Sonia Sotomayor(since 2009)
Clarence Thomas(since 1991)

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