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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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MAP’s Statement on the Vermont Attorney General’s Lawsuit: Innovation, not Litigation, Will Address Climate Solutions

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to the Vermont Attorney General filing a lawsuit against manufacturers over the impacts of climate change: “We share Vermont’s commitment to the environment, but its lawsuit does nothing to advance meaningful solutions to climate change and will ….
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The National Association of Manufacturers Files Amicus Briefs in First & Fourth Circuits

Last month, the National Association of Manufacturers filed amicus briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Fourth Circuits, urging the courts to reverse district courts’ orders remanding climate tort lawsuits from Rhode Island and Baltimore, respectively, to state court. The cases were sent back to the circuit courts in May for new ….
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Portland Press Herald Letter: Suing manufacturers won’t mitigate climate change

University of Maine Law School professor Anthony Moffa’s heart is in the right place in urging action on climate change (Maine Voices, July 27), but suing manufacturers won’t help and is counterproductive. What we need for this shared challenge is an all-in, inclusive approach. Trying to blame climate change on energy companies started 20 years ago. ….
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ICYMI: Newsweek Op-Ed by MAP’s Phil Goldberg – Americans Need Solutions on Climate Change, Not Finger Pointing and Ineffective Lawsuits

Newsweek recently published an op-ed by Phil Goldberg, special counsel to the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project. Goldberg’s op-ed highlights the ongoing attempts by climate litigation advocates to continually repackage their lawsuits against energy manufacturers, despite consistent setbacks in court. The architects behind this litigation campaign believe they can create the veneer of momentum by merely filing lawsuits ….
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Newsweek Op-ed: Americans Need Solutions on Climate Change, Not Finger Pointing and Ineffective Lawsuits

National lawmakers, companies and environmental groups are now engaging in important discussions over how the United States, and ultimately the planet, can reach our climate goals. The most important task is figuring out how to develop the technologies we need to source and use energy much more efficiently so the world’s energy use will have ….
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