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Alaska Native Groups To Sue Over Polar Bear Plan
Posted on 19 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) A coalition of Alaska Native groups put the federal government on notice Monday that they intend to sue over a recovery plan for polar bears faced with diminishing sea ice and climate change. The groups contend that the Department... Read More

Supreme Court Casts Doubt On States' Global Warming Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal... Read More

New Climate Change Case Headed To U.S. Supreme Court
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration and environmental interests generally agree that global warming is a threat that must be dealt with. But they're on opposite sides of a Supreme Court case over the ability of states and groups such... Read More

Alston & Bird LLP's Jonathan Wells On The Suprme Court's American Electric Power Ruling
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by Jonathan Wells

By Jonathan Wells , Senior Associate, Alston & Bird LLP The United States Supreme Court has ruled that federal courts cannot use the federal common law of nuisance to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. In American Electric Power v. Connecticut... Read More

5th Circuit Dismisses Global Warming Appeal
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Samantha Drake

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A divided en banc Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 28 dismissed the appeal of a panel decision that Mississippi residents have standing to sue the oil, coal and energy companies for releasing greenhouse gas emissions... Read More

Government Urges Dismissal Of Carbon Dioxide Lawsuits
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by Samantha Drake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The federal government on Aug. 25 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a lower court decision to reinstate two lawsuits seeking to limit carbon dioxide emissions, arguing that new greenhouse gas regulations have displaced... Read More

Solicitor General Supports Utility Petition For Certiorari From Climate Change Common Law Nuisance Ruling
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "In a brief filed last August, the Solicitor General has urged the Supreme Court to accept review of the Second Circuit's decision in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co. ( AEP )," writes... Read More

Legal Actions Against U.S., States Claim Climate Change Is A Breach Of Public Trust
Posted on 13 May 2011 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Attorney Attorneys representing groups of one or more children and young adults are filing legal actions against the US government, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, in which they allege that the public trust doctrine requires... Read More

2 Key Rulings Pending In Global Warming Lawsuits
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Esq., P.E. On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, two separate oral arguments were held that will help determine the future of climate-change litigation - and whether and how insurance coverage is available to defend against certain climate... Read More

Michael Gerrard's Climate Change Litigation In The U.S. Chart - Columbia Law School Center For Climate Change Law
Posted on 28 Sep 2010 by Michael B Gerrard

We have created a chart that displays all the climate change litigation that has been brought in the U.S. courts, plus some of the administrative cases. The chart is organized by type of case. It contains hot links to most of the decisions and, where... Read More

Lawsuit Alleges EPA ‘Overreaching’ With Global Warming Finding
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA — Representing 13 U.S. representatives, 17 companies and associations and itself, the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) on Feb. 10 filed a Petition for Judicial Review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, challenging... Read More