Climate Change

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D.C. Circuit upholds California's GHG law against challenge, finding that the U.S. Chamber and NADA both lacked standing
Posted on 9 May 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have followed the development of California's greenhouse gas law. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce challenged EPA's 2009 waiver which allowed California to regulate GHG emissions. In Chamber of Commerce of the United States et al v.... Read More

Podcast: Steve Jones Discusses American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut
Posted on 8 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

On this edition, Steven G. Jones of Marten Law in Seattle discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's June 20 decision in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut. He reviews the elements of the Second Circuit's ruling that were addressed by the Court... Read More

Legal Group Urges Court to Dismiss “Climate Change” Suit
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation July 29, 2011 - DENVER, CO. A Colorado nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation today urged a Colorado state court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by... Read More

Marten Law: Climate Change Lawsuits Get Chilly Reception
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC "The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently dealt another blow to advocacy groups attempting to compel federal action on climate change via common law causes of actions. In Alec... Read More

Alaska Supreme Court Opens the Door for Alternative Theory in Public Trust Litigation
Posted on 15 Oct 2014 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald & Jeffrey Janicke As this blog has discussed on several prior occasions, Our Children’s Trust , an Oregon public interest group, has coordinated lawsuits in numerous states seeking to apply the public trust doctrine... Read More

Environmental Citizen Groups Have No Standing to Challenge Climate Change Impacts of Federal Actions
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 by Gabrielle Sigel

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block Two U.S. district courts recently issued separate decisions rejecting environmental groups' challenges to federal actions based on alleged climate change injuries. In both cases, using the same legal... Read More