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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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Washington Examiner: No one is above the law, not even the government

The D.C. Council this month passed legislation to allow the District of Columbia’s attorney general to sue individuals and businesses for political reasons without accountability. It did so under the “emergency” powers of the district, avoiding the checks and balances of the regular legislative process. This misuse of government power is unprecedented, undemocratic, and unnerving. ….
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ICYMI: New York Daily News Op-Ed by MAP’s Phil Goldberg – “New York City’s Climate Lawsuit Fixation”

New York Daily News recently published an op-ed by Phil Goldberg, special counsel to the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project. Goldberg’s op-ed highlights the problems with New York City’s multiple attempts to sue energy manufacturers for causing climate change. Earlier this year, outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that after several failed attempts, he was once again ….
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New York Daily News Op-ed: New York City’s climate lawsuit fixation

There is an old Albert Einstein saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Welcome to New York City’s never-ending attempt to sue and blame corporations for climate change. With new leadership in Gracie Mansion, it’s time to break this litigation insanity. Earlier this year, outgoing Mayor ….
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D.C. Council to Vote on Attorney General’s Bid to Remove Protections for Manufacturers

The D.C. Council is being asked to take the extraordinary step today of granting the District immunity from the longstanding recourses and protections afforded to people and businesses that are targeted by the government.  And, they are considering it under the “emergency” powers of the District so as to avoid the checks and balances of the regular ….
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Goldberg Tells Panel: Climate Cases Are An “Improper Use of the Courts”

Last month, MAP’s Special Counsel Phil Goldberg participated in a Law & Economic Center conference focused on public nuisance law and the novel ways trial lawyers are using tort theory to sue manufacturers for a variety of social, economic and environmental issues. It included speakers from all sides of the litigation. Goldberg participated in the ….
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