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October Update: CSLDF 2022 Impact Update, New Report & Upcoming Events

2022 Impact UpdateLast year marked 10 years of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, and as we move into a new decade of defending science, one thing is clear – more scientists than ever are in need of our services.

Our 2022 Impact Report showcases a brief update on what we have achieved this year, our plans for the rest of 2022, and just one example of a recent victory of a scientist with CSLDF’s legal support.

The generosity of our donors is what makes all of these activities and impacts possible – a genuinely heartfelt thank you from all of us at CSLDF and on behalf of the climate science community we serve!

See the full report here.

CSLDF Co-Releases Report on Implications of West Virginia v. EPA Decision

On October 6, we and several other groups released a report titled In the Wake of West Virginia v. EPA: Legislative and Administrative Paths Forward for Science-Driven Regulation, Safeguarding Government Regulation from Improper Judicial Interference.

In the West Virginia case, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to regulate greenhouse gases from existing power plants based on generation shifting mechanisms. As the report explains, this is an incredibly dangerous decision that ignores both legal precedent and the urgent need to address climate change. As Rachael Lyle, our Staff Attorney and co-author of the report states, “[t]his report offers specific, tangible recommendations for protecting our regulatory system and, frankly,our democracy from improper judicial interference. It’s a direct rebuke of the majority’s opinion in West Virginia v. EPA and an urgent call to action for anyone concerned with protecting evidence-based policymaking.”

Read more in our blog post here.

The report is available here.

SUMMER MATCH UPDATE: With Your Help, We Met Our Goal! 

Thank you to all our donors who gave towards our Summer Match campaign – we are excited to announce that we met our match goal of $50k! With your donations doubled, this means you’ve raised more than $100k towards protecting the scientific endeavor. We are so grateful for this community support.


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