Environmental groups to be penalized for winning lawsuits
Two GOP-sponsored bills introduced last week would impose a penalty on environmental groups that sue the government under the Equal Access to Justice Act or the Endangered Species Act. That’s typical of the GOP, right — they’re all about tort reform? Yeah, well, these bills would penalize successful suits, by making it impossible for the groups to recover their legal fees if their suit reduces any resources or diminishes property values.
GOP-Sponsored Bill Would Bar Groups from Enforcing Our Nation's Environmental Laws,
Natural Resources Defense Council