While a great idea (and one that should happen as well), It would still leave econazis an easy hurdle. They would still have near-unfettered access to move their crap through the courts.
By officially codifying all energy and resource matters as a National Security issue (eliminate the DOE/EPA/BLM) and sticking it under the NSA, that makes it one hell of a hurdle and really insurmountable. Since all drilling and mining would be a security issue, the ecos would be barred from accessing both the sites themselves and all the paperwork involved.
They cannot get classified docs turned over.
As for the companies/employees, give them special government clearances. Then they can’t be sued personally as they are acting as agents of the government on official business.
Now I’m sure someone will come along and call me a Communist, but this isn’t federalizing and I don’t really give a damn. Something ‘extreme’ needs to be done to stop this insanity. The companies are still private entities acting on Govt authority. Think security agencies in Iraq/Afghan.
As someone replied earlier, this IS a NatSec issue and why in the name of God is our national security beholden to a bunch of agenda driven liberal/communists? There is no justification for ANY lawsuit to go forward. And since the judiciary cannot be relied on to protect the public interest when fish and flies are involved, We’ll have to get it done like they did in the old days. Ram it down their throats.
That would mean that persons working on drillsites, etc. would have to have some sort of security clearance, even a low grade one. That might complicate the dickens out of getting enough rig hands, not to mention the guys who do earthwork, etc.
It isn't that they aren't reliable, or that they would do anything to mommick up the works, but they might not pass someone's idea of being squeaky clean enough in their past or days off activities to retain employment.
I'd be pretty leery of letting a bunch of Governmrnt 'suits' decide who is holy enough to get dirt under their fingernails at work.