Google, Apple and other companies have filed lawsuits against the Obama administration over its proposed carbon emissions regulations, arguing the policies will lead to economic harm and job losses.
The lawsuits accuse the administration of trying to force companies to accept expensive new regulations, which they say will lead companies to exit the business and leave the country without the revenue needed to pay for them.
In a statement, Google, Google’s parent company, called the lawsuit “a waste of time.”
The company said it is “encouraged by the court’s decision to stop the lawsuits.”
The suits allege that the Obama plan will create a massive burden for businesses, which are likely to leave the United States, according to a complaint filed Monday in San Francisco.
The company also contends that it will harm U.S. competitiveness by forcing companies to relocate abroad and reduce their investment in the U.