Plaintiffs in the Supreme Court’s major Chevron case moonlight as anti-offshore wind activists
As researchers at Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab explained in a recent study of anti-offshore wind advocacy on the East Coast, right-wing groups — often funded by fossil fuel interests — often provide material support to these grassroots opposition movements. Pollution-backed think tanks, such as the Kaiser Rodney Institute, have offered legal support, staff, talking points, and financial resources to local groups fighting renewable energy projects. The right-wing legal movement has also been keen to deal with cases brought by such groups; Board of Commissioners of Cape May County, where there are many Bright runner On live television, plaintiffs hired longtime anti-regulatory crusaders Nancy Marzola and Roger Marzola Jr. to challenge wind developments there. Isaac Slevin, one of the report’s authors, cautioned against viewing offshore wind energy activity as a pure enterprise. He said that the participants were keen to seek and accept support from groups willing to provide it.
Right-wing groups have also helped other prosecutors in difficult cases Chevron In their opposition to offshore wind. For example: Megan Lapp, Fisheries Coordinator at Seafreeze Ltd. Based in Rhode Island, it is the plaintiff in the case Relentless Companion’s case bright runner, She told Reuters in 2021 that she sought legal assistance from the Texas Public Policy Project. The Texas Public Policy Project is known for helping to lead a national campaign against environmental, social and governance, or ESG, investing principles, and has provided pro bono legal representation to critics of offshore wind energy in New England as well as producing a high-quality video making its case against wind energy. the Relentless The plaintiffs in the case are represented by the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonprofit law firm. NCLA is also a partner organization of the State Policy Network, whose members and affiliates include several groups that support anti-wind advocacy. Neither LAP nor NCLA responded to multiple requests for comment about how NCLA handled the case.
Several boats owned by Reichle and Bright — as detailed on a website dedicated to the issue — are listed as members of the Alliance for Responsible Marine Development. Other RODA members, which can be companies, business associations and individual vessels registered by their owners, include F/V Relentless and plaintiffs in the case brought by the Texas Public Policy Project against Vineyard Wind. Lapp serves on RODA’s board of directors alongside Lund’s Fisheries’ Greg DiDomenico, the company’s fisheries management specialist. The 2020 letter posted on Lund’s Fisheries website calls for a five-year moratorium on offshore wind development pending a long list of industry requirements being met; Axelson, Bright, Jeff and Wayne Reichle were among the extensive list of signatories. A post on Lund’s Fisheries website about the petition includes a now-defunct link to a login form on the RODA website.