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R Street Institute Hosts Expert Panel on Municipal Climate Litigation

Josiah Neeley, a Senior Fellow with R Street, hosted the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project’s Phil Goldberg, Niskanen Center’s David Bookbinder, and American Action Forum’s Ewelina Czapla, to debate the practicality of municipal climate litigation. In recent years, lawsuits have become the primary tactic of municipalities seeking damages from domestic energy producers. These municipalities contend that energy ….
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ICYMI: New York Daily News Op-Ed by MAP’s Phil Goldberg – “New York City’s Climate Lawsuit Fixation”

New York Daily News recently published an op-ed by Phil Goldberg, special counsel to the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project. Goldberg’s op-ed highlights the problems with New York City’s multiple attempts to sue energy manufacturers for causing climate change. Earlier this year, outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that after several failed attempts, he was once again ….
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D.C. Council to Vote on Attorney General’s Bid to Remove Protections for Manufacturers

The D.C. Council is being asked to take the extraordinary step today of granting the District immunity from the longstanding recourses and protections afforded to people and businesses that are targeted by the government.  And, they are considering it under the “emergency” powers of the District so as to avoid the checks and balances of the regular ….
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Goldberg Tells Panel: Climate Cases Are An “Improper Use of the Courts”

Last month, MAP’s Special Counsel Phil Goldberg participated in a Law & Economic Center conference focused on public nuisance law and the novel ways trial lawyers are using tort theory to sue manufacturers for a variety of social, economic and environmental issues. It included speakers from all sides of the litigation. Goldberg participated in the ….
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The National Association of Manufacturers Files Amicus Briefs in First & Fourth Circuits

Last month, the National Association of Manufacturers filed amicus briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Fourth Circuits, urging the courts to reverse district courts’ orders remanding climate tort lawsuits from Rhode Island and Baltimore, respectively, to state court. The cases were sent back to the circuit courts in May for new ….
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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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