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ICYMI: Experts Agree — Lawsuits Against Manufacturers Shouldn’t be Heard at the State Level because Climate is a Global Issue

In January, oral arguments were heard at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit over the future court jurisdiction of Baltimore’s lawsuit attempting to make manufacturers pay for infrastructure improvements the city claims are needed to address climate change. The pending issue before the Fourth Circuit is whether state or federal courts are ….
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MAP Statement on the Eighth Circuit Court Oral Arguments in Minnesota’s Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement ahead of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments in Minnesota’s climate lawsuit: “Minnesota’s claims may be packaged under state law, but their goals, the nature of the litigation, and the remedies they seek are all inherently national. ….
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MAP Statement on the Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments in the Honolulu and Maui Lawsuits

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement ahead of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments regarding the City and County of Honolulu and the County of Maui’s lawsuits: “The City and County of Honolulu and the County of Maui’s claims may be packaged under ….
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MAP Statement on the Tenth Circuit’s Ruling to Send Boulder’s Lawsuit Back to State Court

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to send the climate lawsuit brought by Boulder and counties of Boulder and San Miguel back to state court: “The Tenth Circuit’s ruling today ….
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MAP Statement on the Fourth Circuit Oral Arguments in Mayor & City Council of Baltimore v. BP PLC

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement ahead of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments in Mayor & City Council of Baltimore v. BP PLC: “The Fourth Circuit should recognize that this case does not belong in state courts. Baltimore’s claims may be creatively ….
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Real Clear Energy Op-ed: Exposing Baltimore’s Short-Sighted, Frivolous Climate Lawsuit against Energy Companies

For decades, Congress has been unable to pass effective climate legislation. Presidential administrations have tried to use the regulatory process to shape climate policy with limited results. Out of frustration with these legislative and regulatory shortcomings and an overzealous belief that they know best, some climate activists have tried to use the judicial system to ….
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R Street Institute Hosts Expert Panel on Municipal Climate Litigation

Josiah Neeley, a Senior Fellow with R Street, hosted the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project’s Phil Goldberg, Niskanen Center’s David Bookbinder, and American Action Forum’s Ewelina Czapla, to debate the practicality of municipal climate litigation. In recent years, lawsuits have become the primary tactic of municipalities seeking damages from domestic energy producers. These municipalities contend that energy ….
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