April 07, 2022
“ELPC commends the bipartisan confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson’s stellar legal background and experience, and her strong testimony at the confirmation hearings, make clear that she is eminently qualified to serve as a Justice on our nation’s highest Court. She will bring sound and thoughtful legal analysis to the vital environmental and climate change cases of our times,” said Howard Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center.
Last month, ELPC joined 50 other environmental groups and coalition partners to express our strong support for the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court.
We are at an urgent moment in our nation’s history and the federal courts have become more important than ever. In addition to protecting the right to vote and other critical civil rights, the courts must also enforce the environmental laws that Americans rely on to protect them from climate change, pervasive environmental injustice, and threats to public lands, clean air, and clean water.
We support the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson because she is a well-qualified and fair-minded judge who understands the power and responsibility the federal government has under the Constitution to protect the environment and public health, who knows how to evaluate difficult questions about administrative law and complex regulations, and who understands the need to keep the courthouse doors open to those seeking justice.