The scene: Scientists issuing dire warnings about impacts of climate change. A Republican president intent on rolling back environmental and public health regulations put into place by his predecessor. A Congress unified under Republican control actively supporting this anti-regulatory agenda, either through formal action or tacit inaction. Federal courts, now led by Republican-appointed judges, affirming the strategy from the district court level all the way up to the Supreme Court. States, frustrated with deregulation and congressional inaction, stepping in to lead the way through legislative activity or seeking relief through the courts.
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