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Supreme Court Should Grant Energy Manufacturers’ Request to Stay State Court Proceedings

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court requesting that the justices grant an emergency request by energy manufacturers to stay the City of Baltimore’s climate lawsuit until the federal judiciary can determine whether the city’s case should be heard in state or federal court. The ….
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Manufacturers to Congress: We Need Effective Climate Solutions, Must Unleash Innovation

In testimony today before a House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change hearing, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Energy and Resources Policy Vice President Ross Eisenberg urged Congress to adopt a single, unified climate policy that does not include litigation because, as he noted, suing the manufacturers that provide ….
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Manufacturers: Candidates Should Focus on Real Solutions to Climate Change

Climate change is a pressing global issue that requires serious attention from policymakers. For good reason, it has become a top-tier issue among the 2020 presidential candidates. The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project appreciates the fact that the topic has been, and likely will continue to be, a focal point in several presidential campaign debates. As the ….
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The Public Relations Apparatus Supporting the Climate Litigation Campaign

Today, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project released the third chapter of Beyond the Courtroom: A Closer Look at Climate Litigation in the United States (read chapters one and two here). Chapter Three, “The Public Relations Apparatus Supporting the Climate Litigation Campaign,” examines the “highly coordinated” organizations, public relations firms and “media outlets” that “iterate the same ….
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California Drops in Rankings for “Business Friendliness,” Litigious Environment Could Be to Blame

According to an annual poll from CNBC, California dropped to 32nd in the nation for ease of doing business from 25th last year. Over this past year, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project has repeatedly warned about California’s litigious environment, which is clearly taking its toll on its reputation for business and job growth. Manufacturers are especially ….
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The In-Kind Research and Money Supporting Climate Litigation

Today, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) released the second chapter of Beyond the Courtroom: A Closer Look at Climate Litigation in the United States, a report that details the extensive infrastructure of the climate liability campaign targeting manufacturers. Chapter Two—“The Complex Web of Philanthropies, Researchers and Nonprofits Supporting Litigation”—takes a close look at the groups ….
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Climate Litigation Support Nowhere to be Found at House Climate Committee Hearing in Boulder, Colorado

Yesterday, the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hosted its first field hearing in Boulder, Colorado, to discuss the state’s roadmap for clean energy using lessons learned from state and local leaders. Panelists included Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones and faculty from Colorado State University and the University of Colorado ….
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ICYMI: The NAM’s Linda Kelly Delivers a Dose of Climate Litigation Reality in Providence Journal Op-Ed

In the Providence Journal over the weekend, Linda Kelly, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Association of Manufacturers, delivered a dose of reality to climate lawsuit supporters who hailed a federal court ruling sending the Rhode Island public nuisance litigation targeting manufacturers to state court. Her op-ed highlighted how this isn’t the ….
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No Matter Which Way You Turn, Climate Litigation Hits the AEP Precedent Roadblock

Plaintiffs and supporters of the climate lawsuits filed against energy manufacturers are cheering recent decisions by federal judges to send cases in Rhode Island, Baltimore, and several California jurisdictions to state courts. The proponents of the cases are desperate to escape federal court, which have continually rejected climate liability suits. But, those cheers will be ….
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