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Legal Backgrounder: Why the U.S. Supreme Court Should Take Up Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. v. Board of County Commissioners of Boulder County

Boulder and a few other local governments in Colorado are suing Suncor USA and ExxonMobil in state court, trying to hold the two companies legally liable for causing climate change and make them pay for infrastructure improvements in these localities. This lawsuit is part of a coordinated national litigation campaign, with about two dozen similar ….
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MAP’s Statement on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling with Delaware and Hoboken’s Lawsuits

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement addressing the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Delaware and Hoboken, New Jersey’s climate lawsuits: “The Third Circuit, in our opinion, reached the wrong conclusion, but importantly, it called out this litigation for what it is: trying to ….
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American Tort Reform Association Issues New Report on “Attorneys General for Hire”

The American Tort Reform Association recently issued a report highlighting one of the more concerning aspects of the climate litigation campaign waged by plaintiffs’ lawyers and public officials against energy manufacturers. Privately funded lawyers are being paid to serve in attorney general offices around the country despite the many ethical issues raised by such arrangements. ….
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MAP’s Phil Goldberg Participates in OurEnergyPolicy Panel Debate on Climate Litigation

On June 8, OurEnergyPolicy, a non-partisan non-profit organization, assembled a panel of experts to discuss and debate the shortcomings and merits of municipal climate litigation. This event, titled “The Rise of Climate Litigation,” was moderated by Graham Erion of CarbonFree Technology and featured the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project’s Phil Goldberg, former Virginia Congressman Rick Boucher, and ….
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MAP’s Statement on the First Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling with Rhode Island’s Lawsuits

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement addressing the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Rhode Island’s climate lawsuit: “The First Circuit’s ruling continues to miss the key point. Rhode Island’s case may be creatively packaged under state law, but the nature of climate change, ….
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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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