U.S. district court Judge James Cain blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice from imposing disparate impact
regulations against the State of Louisiana.
abundantly clear, that Defendants’ actions iterated herein have created great
cause for concern, not only for the State of Louisiana, but also for our sister
states who have also found themselves at
the whim of the EPA and its overreaching mandates,”
said Judge Cain. “The State has met its burden as to irreparable harm.”
sure, if a decision maker has to consider race, to decide, it has indeed
participated in racism,” the Judge continued. “Pollution does
could not explain any legal basis for its attempts to force Louisiana to
violate the federal constitution,” said Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill.
“When the EPA refused to explain its reasoning for threatening millions in
federal funding in Louisiana and other states, we sued to require EPA explain
itself to a federal judge. That judge agreed the EPA is wrong.”
The case is
of Louisiana v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency et al, No. 2:23-cv-692, and is pending in the United States District Court
for the Western District of Louisiana.