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MAP’s Statement on the Vermont Attorney General’s Lawsuit: Innovation, not Litigation, Will Address Climate Solutions

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to the Vermont Attorney General filing a lawsuit against manufacturers over the impacts of climate change: “We share Vermont’s commitment to the environment, but its lawsuit does nothing to advance meaningful solutions to climate change and will ….
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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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MAP Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling of the Appeals in the San Francisco and Oakland, CA Lawsuits

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the appeal in climate lawsuits brought by San Francisco and Oakland, CA: “Today’s decision comes as no surprise as it follows the Supreme Court’s ruling last month that asked the appellate ….
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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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MAP Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling of BP PLC v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling of BP PLC v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: “The Supreme Court’s decision today to provide a full federal appellate review of the jurisdictional issues in this case and others like it ….
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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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MAP Statement on Anne Arundel County, MD Joining Climate Litigation Campaign: Collaboration, Not Litigation, Is the Proper Path to Help Communities Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to the Anne Arundel County, Maryland filing a lawsuit against manufacturers over the impacts of climate change: “We share Anne Arundel County’s commitment to the environment, and we should be fighting climate change instead of each other. What ….
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MAP Statement on New York City’s Climate Lawsuit: Suing Manufacturers on Earth Day Will Not Solve Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to the New York City’s new lawsuit against manufacturers over the impacts of climate change: “On Earth Day, we should be coming together to solve climate change. Manufacturers, including in the energy sector, are proactively working to ….
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