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Montana HJ-10 Rebuttal

by Dr. Ed Berry I presented this rebuttal to the Montana House Committee on Natural Resources on February 13, 2011. You may download the PDF I prepared for the committee. Rep Doug Coffin (D), Missoula, Professor of Molecular Biology at the U of Montana,  sponsored HJ 10. Information about Rep Doug Coffin is here. The HJ 10…

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Montana HJ 10: “Overwhelming scientific evidence”?

Hearing for HJ 10 is scheduled for: Wednesday, Feb 13, 3 p.m., Rm 172, Helena Rep Doug Coffin (D), Missoula, introduced HJ 10. Information about Rep Doug Coffin is here and here. The HJ 10 legislative draft is here. Continuing Bill information will be here. Download PDF. House Joint Resolution Number 10A Joint Resolution of the Senate And The House Of Representatives of…

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There is no Global Warming in Montana

by Dr. Ed Berry On May 4, 2011, attorneys Thomas Beers, Elizabeth Best, Randall Bishop, Amy Poehling Eddy, James Manley, and Gregory Munro, filed a “Petition for Original Jurisdiction” in the Montana Supreme Court. The Petition argued: “Petitioners respectfully petition this Court, …, to take original jurisdiction of this proceeding and enter judgment declaring (1)…

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How a few saved Montana from the Climate Change Scam

by Ed Berry, PhD, President, Climate Physics LLC  With the help of about 120 dedicated Montanans and Climate Physics LLC, Montana’s Climate Change Freedom Day occurred on June 15, 2011. Here’s the story of how it happened. As you read my story, I hope you will press the Donate button and help reimburse Climate Physics for…

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The Climate Petition and the Public Trust Doctrine

District 11 Court Judge Amy Eddy was one of the team of liberal lawyers who initiated the potentially disastrous Climate Change Petition in Montana. Below, Eddy explains the legal reasoning behind the Petition. I asked The Montana Lawyer to publish my response to Eddy’s article. They refused because I am not a lawyer. My point…

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Montana Supreme Court: Climate science is NOT settled

To: Editor, Flathead Beacon, by Quentin M. Rhoades, Esq. I read with great interest your recent Guest Commentary of Jim Manley regarding his Climate Change lawsuit. (July 28, 2011.) Mr. Manley portrays himself and his team of attorneys working on the case as simple country lawyers who are generously protecting future generations, at no charge…

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Montana AG’s response to the Global Warming Petition

by Quentin Rhoades, Attorney for the Intervenors Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock’s response to the Atmospheric Trust Litigation (ATL) makes an interesting story. As detailed in our motion to intervene, Bullock crowed about his “commitment to the environment” while on the stump, bragging, for example, that he is a TerraPass member, and promising to invoke…

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Montana Supreme Court rejects the Global Warming petition by Our Children’s Trust

by Ed Berry In a precedent-making decision, the Montana Supreme Court dismissed yesterday the Petition for Original Jurisdiction by Our Children’s Trust saying unsettled factual issues related to limiting emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) must first be addressed in a lower court. The Montana Supreme Court followed the recommendations of the Montana Attorney General, and…

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Barhaugh v. Montana: Answer to Petition – Exhibit D

Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate Edited by S. Fred Singer, Published by The Heartland Institute Summary for Policymakers by the NIPCC Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change 10. Conclusion (Download complete PDF.) The central problems for policymakers in the debate over global warming are: is the reported warming trend real and how significant…

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Barhaugh v. Montana: Answer to Petition – Exhibit C

1000+ International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims Climate Depot Special Report by Marc Morano, Climate Depot This new 2010 321–page Climate Depot Special Report features the skeptical voices of over 1,000 international scientists, including many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN IPCC. The more than 300…

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Barhaugh v. Montana: Answer to Petition – Exhibit B

Challenging the Economics of Montana’s Climate Change Action Plan A Peer Review by Benjamin Powell, Montana Policy Institute Introduction The Montana Climate Change Advisory Group partnered with the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) to create the Montana Climate Change Action Plan (MCCAP) to develop recommendations to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) in Montana and…

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Barhaugh v. Montana: Intervenors – Exhibit A

Exhibits A and A1 are identical. Here is the full list of Intervenors including those in the Motion and any who signed up after this document was prepared. There are 118 Intervenors including 13 minor children. For original Exhibit A, see pdf. Listed in Document Climate Physics Institute, a Montana non-profit association Western Montana Fish…

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Barhaugh v. Montana: Answer to Petition

Climate Physics Institute and listed Intervenors respond to Barhaugh v. Montana. Here is the “Answer to Petition” without the legal additions. See complete pdf. ANSWER TO PETITION FOR ORIGINAL JURISDICTION Intervenors, Climate Physics Institute, a Montana non-profit association; Western Montana Fish and Game Association, Inc., a Montana non-profit association; Representative Krayton Kerns; Senator Jason Priest;…

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Barhaugh v. Montana: Motion to Intervene

Climate Physics Institute and listed Intervenors responded to Barhaugh v. Montana. Here is the core argument without the legal additions. See complete pdf. MOTION Intervenors, Climate Physics Institute, a Montana LLC; Western Montana Fish and Game Association, Inc., a Montana non-profit association; Representative Krayton Kerns; Senator Jason Priest; Representative Champ Edmunds; Representative Mike Miller; Representative…

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The Legal Players

List of Attorneys Attorneys for Petitioners Thomas J. BeersBEERS LAW OFFICESP.O. Box 7968Missoula, MT 59807-7968Telephone: (406) 728-4888Facsimile: (406) 728-8445blo@montana.com Elizabeth BestBEST LAW OFFICES, P.c.P.O. Box 2114Great Falls, MT 59403Telephone: (406) 452-2933Facsimile: (406) 452-9920beth@bestlawoffices.net L. Randall BishopJARUSSI & BISHOPP.O. Box 3353Billings, MT 59103-3353Telephone: (406) 245-7555Facsimile: (406) 245-0840randybishop@jandblaw.com Amy Poehling EddyBOTTOML Y EDDY & SANDLER1230 Whitefish Stage…