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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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U.S. Court of Appeals Hearing Held in California Climate Tort Cases; Judges Heard Why Climate Change Policy Must Be Directed by Congress and Federal Agencies—Not Courts

Washington, D.C.—Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel to the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, attended the oral argument in the City of Oakland v. BP P.L.C. and the cases of several California cities that have been consolidated on the issue of whether they should be remanded to state court. The hearing was held yesterday at the U.S. Court of ….
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MAP Leads International Discussion on Climate Litigation

On Monday, January 20, MAP Special Counsel Phil Goldberg elevated the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project and manufacturers’ priorities to a global stage, participating in a lively panel discussion on international climate change litigation. The panel was held in London and was co-hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the International Association ….
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ICYMI: MAP in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser— Climate Change Lawsuits Are a Distraction and Counterproductive to Real Solutions

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project’s Counsel Chris Appel tackles the misguided climate change lawsuits being filed against energy manufacturers in an op-ed published today in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, calling them a “distraction” and “counterproductive” to real environmental solutions. Appel details how these lawsuits will not solve the “shared challenge” of climate change and outlines the consequences ….
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MAP Statement on Decision in NY Attorney General Lawsuit: Politically-Motivated Legal Actions 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 New York Supreme Court Justice Barry Ostrager’s ruling that the New York Attorney General’s office failed to prove that ExxonMobil mislead its investors over climate change risks: “Today’s ruling makes clear that politically-motivated investigations and legal ….
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