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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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E&E News: NAM hires ex-DOJ lawyer to fight ‘activist litigation’

The National Association of Manufacturers is beefing up its legal team. The trade association today announced the hire of Lindsey de la Torre as executive director of the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) and special counsel to the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA). Spurred by lawsuits against energy companies, the group launched MAP last year ….
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Former White House Advisor to Lead the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project

Lindsey de la Torre joins the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as Executive Director of the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) and Special Counsel to the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA). A veteran of the Bush White House, the Department of Justice and a Fortune 500 company, de la Torre will work with elected officials, ….
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Manufacturers Respond to Richmond, Calif. Lawsuit

Washington D.C. – The following statement was released by Linda Kelly, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and lead on the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), in response to Richmond, California filing a lawsuit against energy manufacturers for their contributions to climate change: “The politically-motivated effort against manufacturers ….
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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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Inside EPA: NAM Seeks To Counter Climate Nuisance Suits Against Fossil Companies

  The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has launched a project criticizing climate change and other nuisance suits brought against companies, beginning primarily with a communications focus seeking to paint the suits as little more than attention-seeking moves by plaintiffs, who are often ambitious public officials. However, organizers of NAM’s Manufacturers Accountability Project (MAP) say they ….
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Corporate Counsel: NAM GC Kelly Calls Lawsuits Against Energy Companies ‘Misguided’

Lawsuits against oil companies, such as the suits that New York’s mayor announced on Wednesday, are an absurd way to fight climate change while they waste resources that could be better spent on real solutions to environmental problems, according to Linda Kelly, general counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers. That’s why Kelly has made the news at ….
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