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MAP’s Statement on the U.S. Solicitor General’s Brief to the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Solicitor General’s brief to the Supreme Court regarding the Boulder case:

“Ironically, the Solicitor General’s brief underscores the importance of the Supreme Court taking up the petition and providing clarity on the proper jurisdiction for climate litigation. Her arguments, like those in the Tenth Circuit, are based on the premise that because Congress spoke on this issue through the Clean Air Act and made the EPA the governing authority over GHG emissions it somehow undermines the federal nature of this case. As the Second Circuit said in dismissing New York City’s climate lawsuit, this notion is ‘too strange to seriously contemplate.’”