Bench Memos

NRDC Goes Anti-Nuke

Environmental activists have always been anti-nuclear power, so perhaps it’s no surprise that they’re mobilizing against the “nuclear option.” The latest is the Natural Resource Defense Council’s effort to “protect our environment from activist judges!” According to their latest missive, blocking Bush’s judicial picks is actually about the environment.

“Losing the right to filibuster means that President Bush would gain unchallenged power to grant lifetime tenure to judges who could do permanent damage to wilderness, wildlife and the health of millions of Americans currently protected by strict enforcement of environmental laws.”

The NRDC Action Fund has set up this page to allow activists to send e-mails and faxes to home state Senators opposing elimination of the filibuster (although it appears that users can customize the e-mail message however they please).

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler teaches courses in environmental, administrative, and constitutional law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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