David Baron, one of the EarthJustice attorneys working on behalf of the Sierra Club, appears to have assisted the Democratic senators in putting together their report on the regulations’ legal challengers. Metadata in the since-deleted version of the Senate Democrats’ report listed him as the document’s “author.”
There is also demonstrated collusion between EPA employees and outside environmental interests. FOIA requests and legal depositions have revealed a pattern of illicit email trails and phone calls between EPA officials and radical environmental groups.
Farm groups and some lawmakers criticize the campaign as on over-the-top smearing of farmers and ranchers and possibly an illegal use of federal funds for political activities.
An extreme level of collusion exists between the EPA and ‘green’ groups to write significant rules that have a dramatic impact on this country’s energy sector and overall economy.
The sue-and-settle approach, or “regulation through litigation”, obtains consent decrees from cherry-picked courts based upon prearranged settlement agreements [between EPA and environmental organizations.]