Congress could fix this Monday morning by repealing the “National Environmental Policy Act and several other federal laws that generally require environmental studies and coordination with other agencies before actions they take that could hurt marine life or affect the environment.”
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.