The past year has not been a great one for supporters of the climate litigation campaign.
There were several devastating blows dealt to climate lawsuits, both on the process and the merits, and as Law360 summed up:
“The U.S. Supreme Court expanded the ability for fossil fuel companies to fight climate nuisance lawsuits lodged by state and local governments, and the Second Circuit rejected one such suit outright.”
In response, the plaintiffs’ attorneys have had to call in the reinforcements and place academics on their payroll to help explain why, against all the evidence, these lawsuits aren’t failing. Meanwhile, major activist organizations are holding personal meetings with top government officials in order to recruit them to their side.
We’ve taken the liberty of compiling the climate litigation campaign’s year in review at EIDClimate.org.
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