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ICYMI: Newsweek Op-Ed by MAP’s Phil Goldberg – Americans Need Solutions on Climate Change, Not Finger Pointing and Ineffective Lawsuits

Newsweek recently published an op-ed by Phil Goldberg, special counsel to the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project. Goldberg’s op-ed highlights the ongoing attempts by climate litigation advocates to continually repackage their lawsuits against energy manufacturers, despite consistent setbacks in court. The architects behind this litigation campaign believe they can create the veneer of momentum by merely filing lawsuits ….
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Manufacturers Won at the Supreme Court. Now What?

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to energy manufacturers in one of several cases in which state and local governments are seeking to blame the manufacturers for the local impacts of global climate change. About two dozen lawsuits have been filed since 2017 as part of a highly coordinated climate litigation campaign. ….
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ICYMI – Power Mag Op-Ed by Former Louisiana Democratic Congressman Charlie Melancon: The Climate Litigation Campaign Narrative Is “Troubling—and False”

Power Mag recently published an op-ed by Charlie Melancon, former Democratic member of Congress and former Louisiana Secretary of Wildlife and Fisheries, “Bipartisan Action, Not Litigation, Is Key to Solving Climate Change.” Melancon’s op-ed directly took on the “troubling—and false” narrative that the litigation campaign has been pushing, namely that that energy manufacturers should be legally ….
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ICYMI – The Boston Herald Op-ed by Phil Goldberg: Innovation, not Litigation can Protect Massachusetts From Climate Change

The Boston Herald recently published an op-ed by MAP Special Counsel Phil Goldberg, “Innovation not Litigation can Protect Massachusetts from Climate Change.” Goldberg’s op-ed details productive approaches Massachusetts can take to combat climate change—instead of casting blame and playing partisan politics through costly lawsuits pushed by activists and plaintiffs’ lawyers. Goldberg explains why such litigation is counterproductive and highlights how the manufacturing community is already working ….
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The National Association of Manufacturers Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Hear California Climate Lawsuits

Last week, the National Association of Manufacturers filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States urging the Court to review the climate tort lawsuit brought by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco. As the NAM argues, “The Court should grant the Petition to reinforce the understanding from [American Electric Power ….
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Manhattan Institute Spotlights Climate Change Litigation in New “Trial Lawyers, Inc.” Report

Last week, the Manhattan Institute issued a report titled, “Trial Lawyers, Inc.: Think Globally, Sue Locally,” which details how localities and states are creating an alliance with the trial bar to use speculative, high-stakes litigation to shape national economic and social public policies. The report shows how these attorneys cultivate “symbiotic relationships” with government officials ….
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ICYMI: MAP in the Duluth News Tribune – Passing the Blame is Not How to Get Things Done

In an op-ed published recently in the Duluth News Tribune, MAP Special Counsel Phil Goldberg argues that lawsuits against energy manufacturers for climate change damages—such as the one brought by the Minnesota attorney general—are misguided, instead advocating for an innovative approach to fighting this complex, global challenge. Goldberg highlights the progress achieved by American manufacturers ….
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Experts Agree: Supreme Court Case Highlights the Flaws in Climate Litigation

On January 19, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in the energy manufacturers’ effort to overturn a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allowing the City of Baltimore’s climate lawsuit to be heard in state court. Though arguments centered around a technical legal question, the hearing represented an important inflection point in the greater climate ….
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ICYMI: MAP in The Colorado Sun – Boulder’s climate lawsuit would be costly for consumers

In an op-ed published yesterday in The Colorado Sun, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project’s Special Counsel Phil Goldberg explains how climate tort litigation against energy manufacturers is counterproductive in the fight against climate change and, ultimately, will hurt everyday consumers. Goldberg’s op-ed highlights recent commentary from lawyers representing Boulder and other Colorado municipalities in their climate ….
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