US Supreme Court stalls climate legislation

The politicisation of environmental protection in the US which is the world’s second greatest national contributor of green house gases to the atmosphere of Spaceship Earth is reported in this article. President Obama, in his last year of office, seems likely to have his pledge at the Paris Climate Summit stalled by a 4 to 3 vote in the US Supreme Court that split along Republican and Democratic lines. The whole eight years of Obama’s hopes of progressive change in the corporate-dominated US has been thwarted by the Republican majority in Congress and now the Supreme Court’s political leanings towards the interests of big business are adding to Obama’s frustrated presidential term that will condemn him to be seen as  a leader unable to deliver on his ‘audacity of hope’.

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