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Capital Gazette Op-Ed: Earth Day should be about renewing call for climate innovations, not litigation

by Phil Goldberg The theme of Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet.” We all — businesses, governments, and citizens — are being called upon to “act boldly,” “innovate broadly” and “implement equitably.” In today’s sensationalized political and media climate, it’s easy to lose sight of the meaningful work manufacturers are doing to address ….
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This Year’s Earth Day Is About Renewing Our Call for Climate Innovations

By Phil Goldberg, special counsel to the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project The theme of Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet.” We all – businesses, governments, and citizens – are being called upon to “act boldly,” “innovate broadly” and “implement equitably.” In today’s sensationalized political and media climate, it’s easy to lose sight of the ….
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Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Some cities, states say Big Oil should pay for climate damage

by Alex Brown In the waning days of 2021, a grass fire broke out in Boulder County, Colorado. Fueled by extreme drought and high winds, the fire swept through the communities of Superior and Louisville. Within hours, it had destroyed more than a thousand structures—making the Marshall Fire the most destructive in the state’s history. ….
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MAP’s Statement on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling with California Counties and Cities’ Lawsuits

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement addressing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in the California counties and cities’ climate lawsuits: “This ruling was unsurprising, but what’s interesting about it is that the court started by reiterating its view that the fundamental question of ….
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E&E News: Lawyers use Baltimore climate win to argue for state court

by Lesley Clark Municipalities looking to hold oil and gas companies accountable for climate impacts are pointing to a ruling in Baltimore’s high-profile liability case to bolster their argument that the fights should proceed in state court. In briefs filed last week, a lawyer for several California counties and Washington, D.C.’s top legal officer cited ….
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MAP’s Statement on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling with Baltimore’s Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement addressing the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Baltimore’s climate lawsuit: “Today’s ruling misses the real issue here. Baltimore’s case, which the court acknowledges is novel, may be creatively packaged under state law, but the nature of climate ….
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Bloomberg Law: Baltimore climate case against oil giants sent back to state

by Jennifer Hijazi Baltimore’s climate liability suit against oil companies belongs in state court, an appellate panel ruled Thursday, despite reviewing a fuller suite of industry arguments. The decision comes after the Supreme Court last year granted a petition from BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp., and other companies asking that appellate courts re-examine the cases ….
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What the Hearing in Minnesota Revealed About Climate Tort Cases

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit heard oral arguments in Minnesota’s climate lawsuit against energy manufacturers. As several reporters noted, the three judge panel seemed unconvinced by Minnesota’s assertion that its case belongs in state court rather than federal court. Judge Jonathan Kobes observed that the lawsuit “necessarily crosses that ….
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