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U.S. Climate Change Litigation in the Age of Trump: Year Two

A new report documents 94 attempts by the Trump Administration to undermine climate protections in 2017 and 2018—and finds that the courts have largely constrained these rollbacks.

A Preview of How Climate Science Could Play Out in ‘Juliana v. United States’ Courtroom

Climate change lawyers break down the key arguments and points of contention for “the trial of the century.”

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Colombian Youth Sue for Recognition of the Rights of Future Generations

A group of 25 children and young adults are suing the Colombian government, demanding the protection of their constitutional rights to health, food, water, and a healthy environment.

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NYC is Suing Five Major Oil Companies Over Climate Change

Columbia University expert weighs in on the potential impacts of the lawsuit.

by |January 11, 2018
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German Court Will Hear Case Against Greenhouse Gas Emitter

A Peruvian farmer is suing energy producer RWE for increasing the threat of glacier lake outburst floods that endanger his home.

by |January 3, 2018
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Can Fossil Fuel Companies Be Held Liable For Climate Change?

Like Big Tobacco, fossil fuel companies have knowingly sold a product that causes harm while covering up and distorting the truth. Can they be sued for climate-related damages?