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Climate Change Litigation

Are Pension Funds in Breach?

Posted: 12.04.2019 no comments

 

Mark McVeigh, a 24-year-old environmental scientist from Australia, won’t be able to access his retirement savings until 2055. But, concerned about what the world may look like then, he’s taking action now, suing his $57 billion pension fund for not adequately disclosing or assessing the impact of climate change on its investments.       The […]

 

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New Orleans Sues Oil and Gas Companies

Posted: 04.10.2019 no comments

 

The city of New Orleans, which is already experiencing an increase in extreme rainfall events and rising seas due to climate change, is demanding that eleven oil, gas and pipeline companies pay for the damage they’ve done to its coastal wetlands.   Read the entire article at Climate Liability News.    The city alleges that the […]

 

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US Judge Halts Drilling Projects in Climate Ruling

Posted: 03.22.2019 no comments

 

In a rebuke of the Trump administration’s ‘energy-first’ agenda, a judge rules greenhouse gas emissions must be considered. A US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.   Read the entire article at The Guardian.    Drilling has been stalled on more than 300,000 acres of public […]

 

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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation

Posted: 01.24.2019 no comments

 

Massachusetts’ Attorney General is trying to force Exxon to turn over decades of records involving what it knew about climate change and what it told the public. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up ExxonMobil’s latest attempt to block Massachusetts’ investigation into whether the oil giant misled the public and investors about climate change.    […]

 

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A Growing List of Climate Lawsuits Around the World

Posted: 01.11.2019 no comments

 

A climate denier is in the White House, pushing policies that will boost emissions. Congress is doing nothing to stop him. So citizens and local governments who are facing the impacts of rising seas, worsening heat waves and extreme weather are increasingly looking to the courts for help.   Read the entire article at Climate News.  […]

 

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Buried, Altered, Silenced: How Government Climate Information Has Changed Under Trump

Posted: 01.07.2019 no comments

 

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, hundreds of volunteers around the U.S. came together to “rescue” federal data on climate change, thought to be at risk under the new administration. “Guerilla archivists,” including ourselves, gathered to archive federal websites and preserve scientific data.   But what has happened since? Did the data vanish?   […]

 

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Crab Fishers Sue Fossil Fuel Industry Over Climate Change Damage

Posted: 11.18.2018 no comments

 

Crab fishing on the West Coast has become so threatened by warming oceans that a coalition of commercial fishers has now joined the climate litigation fray with a lawsuit filed to hold 30 fossil fuel companies accountable for losses caused by climate change.   Read the entire article at Inside Climate News.    The lawsuit, filed […]

 

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Why is the US Government So Afraid of the Kids’ Climate Case?

Posted: 11.01.2018 no comments

 

Although their case remains on hold while the Supreme Court reviews a last-ditch, extraordinary motion by the Trump Administration, the 21 young plaintiffs in the landmark climate suit Juliana v. United States have already taken climate litigation into previously uncharted territory.   Read the entire article at Climate Liability News.    The plaintiffs, who come from […]

 

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Credit Downgrades Imminent for Cities Unprepared for Climate Impacts

Posted: 07.15.2018 no comments

 

Many U.S. coastal communities, unprepared for flooding and other effects of global warming-driven sea level rise, are heading toward an imminent downgrade of their credit unless they act quickly, a new report says.   Read the entire article at Climate Liability News.    The report warns that federal subsidies for rebuilding flooded properties, coupled with the […]

 

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NY Attorney General Accuses Exxon of Withholding Key Climate Documents

Posted: 06.29.2018 no comments

 

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has asked for a court order to force ExxonMobil to turn over financial documents she said the company has withheld during her office’s investigation into whether the company misled shareholders and the public about climate change.   Read the entire article at Climate Liability News.   In a request filed […]

 

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