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ICYMI: Progressive Policy Institute Event: Innovation, Not Litigation, Is the Way to Address Climate Change

On Monday, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) hosted an event in Sacramento, California, for a discussion on “Combating Climate Change Beyond the Courts.” PPI gathered a broad and well-versed panel of experts from across California to discuss municipal governments’ role in addressing climate change and collaborative solutions that work to protect the environment as well ….
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New Report: “Dangerous Trend” of Agenda-Driven Groups Paying Salaries of State Government Attorneys and Policy Employees

Farming out police powers of the state to private interest groups demonstrates a clear misuse of government authority. In a new report, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) calls out arrangements where private agenda-driven groups embed attorneys and policy experts within state government offices. The private groups pay the salaries of the attorneys and policy ….
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ICYMI: San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed – Suing Energy Producers Over Climate Change Won’t Help

After the National Association of Manufacturers filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the brief’s author, MAP Special Counsel Phil Goldberg, took manufacturers’ case to Bay Areas readers in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed. He emphasized how the wave of frivolous public nuisance litigation is the wrong approach ….
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Manufacturers to New York: Let’s Work Together on Climate Change

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project weighed in today on a New York General Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation hearing that examined “how best to address the impacts of climate change on communities and the work force.” In testimony submitted to the Committee, the MAP’s Special Counsel Phil Goldberg focused on manufacturers’ efforts to reduce their ….
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NAM Calls on U.S. Court of Appeals to End Baseless Climate Change Tort Litigation; Urges Cities to Work with Manufacturers on Real Solutions to the Climate Change Problem

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers filed an amicus brief today in support of manufacturers targeted by Oakland and San Francisco with baseless litigation that seeks to hold a handful of companies liable for global climate change. This case was dismissed by the Honorable Judge William Alsup in June, 2018. In his 16-page opinion, Alsup ….
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Fort Lauderdale Rejects Lobbying Effort to Join Failed, Baseless Climate Litigation

Manufacturers applaud Fort Lauderdale for refusing to join baseless litigation against energy manufacturers over climate change. “We have no intention of filing a lawsuit,” Fort Lauderdale city attorney Alain Boileau told the media on May 6th, as reported in the Florida Record, Florida Politics, and the Daily Caller. The announcement comes despite intense lobbying by ….
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Honolulu Star Advertiser: Court ruled against climate-change lawsuits

I expect activists to believe their propaganda, but not well-respected law school faculty. Denise Antolini could not be more wrong in saying that suing energy manufacturers over global climate change was somehow “tried-and-true” (“Climate change litigation for Hawaii?,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, May 5). The Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in ….
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Manufacturers: Law Schools Should Provide Balanced Discussion of Climate Litigation

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement on the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law hosting a climate litigation panel featuring only advocates of these lawsuits. The event is on the heels of a similar one-sided panel that took place last week ….
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Union of Concerned Scientists Events in Colorado Reject Consensus-Based Climate Solutions

Representatives from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) will appear in two forums in Colorado today and continue to push for more baseless climate lawsuits against manufacturers, despite evidence that such litigation does not solve our most pressing environmental challenges. Not only is UCS continuing to push for lawsuits, they are doing so in forums ….
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