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ICYMI Media Roundup: A New York State of Mind

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project is proactively fighting back against the efforts of politicians, trial lawyers and environmental activists determined to target manufacturers with frivolous lawsuits – we are not letting their actions go unchecked. In fact, the MAP launched an ad campaign this week highlighting the most recent attack launched by New York City Mayor ….
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Timmons: Mayor de Blasio Owes New Yorkers an Apology

Timmons: Mayor de Blasio Owes New Yorkers an Apology Should Be Transparent about Trial Lawyer Payday Lexington, KY – Ahead of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement highlighting the mayor’s attack on manufacturers and calling ….
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Attack on America’s Manufacturers.

Manufacturers Under Attack By NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio A coordinated campaign of public officials, plaintiffs’ attorneys and environmental activists are targeting the nation’s manufacturers with a focus on energy manufacturers. They are filing frivolous lawsuits against the nation’s energy companies – the same companies which provide millions of jobs and affordable natural gas for ….
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Four Things to Consider Ahead of the San Francisco and Oakland Oral Arguments

This Thursday, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California will hear oral arguments in lawsuits brought against energy manufacturers by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland. The two California municipalities filed claims against several of the country’s largest energy producers back in September, alleging the companies knew ….
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The Man Behind The Curtain: 350.org’s Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben, co-founder of the environmental group 350.org, has undergone a dramatic transformation from New Yorker journalist to activist extremist, including having advocated for a one-child policy and proposing that Americans reside in small communities, each with their own militia.  He’s set to take center stage on January 31 as environmentalists gather in Washington, D.C., for Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance with ….
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Throwing Cold Water on the Public Nuisance Legal Theory

A recent article by Professor Richard Epstein, one of the nation’s most respected authority on tort law and Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, throws cold water on the favorite legal strategy behind the misguided lawsuits filed by New York City and seven California jurisdictions against energy manufacturers: using public nuisance law. He examines this legal theory “in order to ….
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How Activists Hope to Use Climate Attribution to Take Down Manufacturers

A recent Climatewire profile republished by Scientific American puts the spotlight back on how activists are trying to use the developing body of research over extreme weather events and climate change to hold manufacturers legally responsible for historical emissions. Doing so, they believe, will help drive their political agenda through the courts, a strategy that ….
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