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MAP Statement on DC Attorney General’s Lawsuit: Trying to Scapegoat Energy Manufacturers is Not Going to Solve Climate Change

Washington D.C. – Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement today in response to the DC Attorney General filing a lawsuit today against energy manufacturers:  “Politically-motivated legal actions over the shared global challenge of climate change have no place in the courtroom—whether they target a handful of companies as here ….
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MAP Responds to Minnesota Attorney General’s Lawsuit: Politically-Motivated Legal Actions Over Shared Global Challenge Have No Place in the Courtroom

Washington D.C. – Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filing a lawsuit today against the American Petroleum Institute, ExxonMobil, and Koch Industries: “Politically-motivated legal actions over the shared global challenge of climate change have no place in the courtroom—whether they target ….
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MAP Responds to Texas Court of Appeals Decision: Judges Acknowledge how Climate Litigation Proponents Try to Undermine Rule of Law

Washington D.C. – Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to Thursday’s decision by the Texas Court of Appeals, which reluctantly dismissed ExxonMobil’s petition to conduct pre-suit discovery against the lawyers, cities and foundations that have been waging the climate litigation campaign against it and other energy manufacturers. ….
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MAP Responds to Ninth Circuit’s Decision on California Climate Litigation: Ruling Underscores Why the Supreme Court Should Hear These Cases

Washington D.C. – Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to today’s decision by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to keep climate litigation filed by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland and San Mateo County in state court:  “The Ninth Circuit ruling identifies the ….
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MAP Statement on Boulder, Colorado Climate Litigation Oral Arguments: Manufacturers Wrongfully Targeted for Shared Challenges Demanding Shared Solutions

Washington D.C. – Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to oral arguments at today’s Tenth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals hearing on Boulder, Colorado’s climate litigation case: “The most telling moment from today’s climate litigation hearing in the Tenth Circuit is when the ….
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The National Association of Manufacturers Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Hear the Baltimore Climate Lawsuit

The NAM filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States urging the Court to review Baltimore’s climate change public nuisance lawsuit.  As the brief explains, the NAM is committed to “national efforts to address climate change and improve public health through appropriate laws and regulations. The NAM has grave concerns, however, ….
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American Tort Reform Association Issues Report on Public Nuisance “Super Torts” References MAP’s “Beyond the Courtroom” Project in Climate Change Section

The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) issued an insightful report this week explaining how plaintiffs’ attorneys are attempting to turn the tort of public nuisance into a “super tort” that would create liability even over lawful and highly regulated activities. The report is titled, “The Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Quest for the Holy Grail: The Public Nuisance ….
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MAP Statement Urges Supreme Court to Review Remand Order in Baltimore Climate Case

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement: “The U.S. Supreme Court should grant the energy manufacturers’ Petition for Certiorari in the Baltimore case so that the federal judiciary can come to a single resolution on whether this case and the others like it should be administered by ….
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MAP Statement on Honolulu Filing Climate Litigation: Collaboration, Not Litigation, is the Best Way to Fight Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to the City of Honolulu filing a lawsuit against manufacturers over the impacts of climate change: “Honolulu’s decision to move forward with litigation ignores the reality that these lawsuits have nothing to do with fighting climate change ….
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Maui County Council Vote For Climate Litigation Is Misguided

Maui Now reported that the Maui County Council last Friday gave its full support to Mayor Michael Victorino’s decision to sue energy manufacturers over local impacts on climate change. This vote is yet another move in the climate litigation campaign that has proven unsuccessful and is counterproductive to substantive efforts of addressing climate change. The ….
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