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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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Manufacturers Respond to the Rhode Island Federal Judge’s Ruling on the Motion to Remand

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to the latest court developments in Rhode Island: “Climate change is a shared global challenge that requires a broad and innovative response from policymakers. At the end of the day, this is not a liability issue ….
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MAP-ping Climate Liability Litigation’s 20-Year Campaign Against Energy Manufacturers

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) is launching a new report that traces the origins of climate liability litigation against energy manufacturers and looks into the many groups, lawyers and activists involved in the litigation. The report, “Beyond the Courtroom: A Closer Look at Climate Litigation in the United States,” examines how climate liability litigation has ….
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