A case study exemplifying the broader judicial confusion as to the application of the political question doctrine in climate change litigation.
New York City followed the lead of several California cities and filed suit against “Big Oil,” seeking to recover compensatory damages for the costs it has incurred in protecting infrastructure, residents, and visitors from the effects of climate change. However, unlike all of its California predecessors, New York City brought its action in federal court. Why?
Taking action on climate measures in the next Farm Bill reauthorization will help farmers better plan for changing conditions, protect taxpayers from increasing risks, and assist the United States in meeting its global climate commitments.
A New Path for Climate Justice Litigation: Compelled Private Adaptation By Thomas Landers, Staff Contributor A trailblazing lawsuit filed last fall seeks to compel a private entity to adapt to […]
Is Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement Merely a Matter of Optics? By Paolo Olavario, Staff Contributor Since President Trump assumed office, there has been wide speculation of how the […]
Here is a sneak peek of an upcoming article by Jonathan Lovvorn, the Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel for Animal Protection Litigation at the Humane Society of the United […]
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Climate Change and Public Health By Staff Contributor There is broad scientific consensus that global temperatures are rising due to human activities. And yet, while the negative environmental effects of […]
The Tale of Many Donalds and the Hopeful Environmentalist By Dylan Handelsman, Staff Contributor “On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal […]
A BRIEF REVIEW OF BEFORE THE FLOOD By Betty Rosenbaum, Staff Contributor This year Leonardo DiCaprio released his newest film project, Before the Flood.  Running at 96 minutes, director […]