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New Nationwide Poll – Voters Strongly Support Innovative Solutions to Combat Climate Change, Oppose Climate Litigation

50% strongly agree that we need innovative solutions to climate change, not blaming one industry for a problem to which all have contributed 54% say it’s “not important” to sue manufacturers over climate change Washington, D.C. – The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project announced today that Axis Research conducted a nationwide poll this month of 1,003 voters ….
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MAP Releases 20-Year Timeline Tracing Climate Tort Litigation Campaign

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on January 19 in its review of a key issue in Baltimore’s climate change case against energy manufacturers, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project is releasing a comprehensive timeline of the baseless climate tort litigation campaign. The timeline summarizes the history of these cases and links to ….
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December Media Roundup: Commentary Focuses on Flawed Climate Litigation, Which Is Interfering with Efforts to Fight Climate Change Through Meaningful, Innovative Solutions

This month, national and state opinion pages published commentary on the recent spate of climate litigation against energy manufacturers, exposing the significant flaws behind these lawsuits, the negative economic impact they would have on workers’ jobs and the economy, and the need for a collaborative approach where everyone is working toward the innovation needed to ….
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MAP Takes the Case Against Climate Litigation to the Garden State

Recently, some New Jersey public officials have taken an unfortunate, unproductive approach to tackling climate change. The state Senate Environment and Energy Committee passed a climate litigation resolution over the summer, and the City of Hoboken has filed a lawsuit against energy manufacturers. The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project weighed in on both developments, making the case ….
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Major Inconsistencies in the Climate Litigation Campaign

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project has released the newest and final chapter of Beyond the Courtroom: A Closer Look at Climate Litigation in the United States. Chapter Six, “The Inconsistencies Behind Climate Litigation,” explores major contradictions upon which the climate litigation campaign is built, underscoring the fundamental weaknesses in its legal claims. Here are the top ….
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The National Association of Manufacturers Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Hear the Baltimore Climate Lawsuit

The NAM filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States urging the Court to review Baltimore’s climate change public nuisance lawsuit.  As the brief explains, the NAM is committed to “national efforts to address climate change and improve public health through appropriate laws and regulations. The NAM has grave concerns, however, ….
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American Tort Reform Association Issues Report on Public Nuisance “Super Torts” References MAP’s “Beyond the Courtroom” Project in Climate Change Section

The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) issued an insightful report this week explaining how plaintiffs’ attorneys are attempting to turn the tort of public nuisance into a “super tort” that would create liability even over lawful and highly regulated activities. The report is titled, “The Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Quest for the Holy Grail: The Public Nuisance ….
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Maui County Council Vote For Climate Litigation Is Misguided

Maui Now reported that the Maui County Council last Friday gave its full support to Mayor Michael Victorino’s decision to sue energy manufacturers over local impacts on climate change. This vote is yet another move in the climate litigation campaign that has proven unsuccessful and is counterproductive to substantive efforts of addressing climate change. The ….
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U.S. Court of Appeals Hearing Held in California Climate Tort Cases; Judges Heard Why Climate Change Policy Must Be Directed by Congress and Federal Agencies—Not Courts

Washington, D.C.—Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel to the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, attended the oral argument in the City of Oakland v. BP P.L.C. and the cases of several California cities that have been consolidated on the issue of whether they should be remanded to state court. The hearing was held yesterday at the U.S. Court of ….
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