Radical environmental groups soak the taxpayer

This article reveals that radical environmental groups are filing thousands of lawsuits and getting paid for “legal services” whether or not they win or their suit has any merit.

Without any oversight, accounting, or transparency, environmental activist groups have surreptitiously received at least $37 million from the federal government for questionable “attorney fees.” The lawsuits they received compensation for had nothing to do with environmental protection or improvement.

The activist groups have generated huge revenue streams via the obscure Equal Access to Justice Act. Congressional sources claim the groups are billing for “cookie cutter” lawsuits — they file the same petitions to multiple agencies on procedural grounds, and under the Act, they file for attorney fees even if they do not win the case. Since 1995, the federal government has neither tracked nor accounted for any of these attorney fee payments.

But what’s to worry – it’s only the government that’s getting bilked, right? After all, these are good environmental causes.

And the beatdown of the American taxpayer goes on…

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