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1.  Why 2023 will be a watershed year for climate litigation  

2023-01-04
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Climate crisis | The Guardian
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Judgments across public and private sector expected to throw light on worst perpetrators and force actionOver the past 12 months, courts from Indonesia to Australia have made groundbreaking rulings that blocked polluting power plants and denounced the human rights violations of the climate crisis. Bu...

2.  Puerto Rico goes RICO on Big Oil  

2022-12-02
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Exxon Knews
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A new lawsuit from Puerto Rico municipalities argues that fossil fuel companies’ climate deception violates racketeering and fraud laws and that their products supercharged fatal hurricanes in 2017.

3.  Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case  

2022-12-02
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DeSmog
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Nearly 25 years ago, oil major Shell predicted in an internal 1998 report that a class-action lawsuit would be brought against fossil fuel companies following “a series of violent storms.” That prediction is finally coming true: A group of Puerto Rican communities, which were ravaged by Hurricanes Irm...

4.  How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits  

2022-11-30
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Yale E360
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For decades, 1960s research for the American Petroleum Institute warning of the risks of burning fossil fuels had been forgotten. But two papers discovered in libraries are now playing a key role in lawsuits aimed at holding oil companies accountable for climate change.Read more on E360 →

5.  Greta Thunberg Joins 630+ Young People in Climate Lawsuit Against Sweden  

2022-11-25
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Truth Out
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The plaintiffs argue that the country's planet-heating fossil fuel extraction violates the Swedish constitution.

6.  Greta Thunberg Joins 630+ Young People in Landmark Climate Lawsuit Against Sweden  

2022-11-25
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Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“The Swedish state fails to meet the constitutional requirement to promote sustainable development leading to a good environment for present and future generations,” said the plaintiffs.

7.  Greta Thunberg joins over 600 other young people in a lawsuit against the Swedish state  

2022-11-25
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More than 600 Swedish young people, will sue the Swedish state for what they claim to be a flawed climate policy. Greta Thunberg is one of them.

8.  Judge Deals Latest Blow to Big Oil in DC Climate Fraud Case  

2022-11-22
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DeSmog
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In recent years, communities across the United States increasingly have turned to the courts to hold oil and gas companies accountable for alleged fraud — which has worsened the climate crisis — and now those lawsuits are inching towards trial. Despite dogged attempts from industry lawyers to force th...

10.  New Jersey takes Big Oil to court for climate lies  

2022-10-18
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Exxon Knews
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The Garden State is suing Exxon, Chevron, Shell, BP and other oil giants for consumer fraud and the resulting climate damages to communities across the state.

11.  New Jersey Sues Five Oil Companies, Alleging Decades of ‘Concealment’ and ‘Public Deception’ on Climate Change  

2022-10-19
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DeSmog
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The state of New Jersey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against five oil companies and the oil industry’s most powerful lobbying group for covering up and misleading the public about climate change, the latest round of state and municipal-led climate litigation seeking accountability from the oil industry...

12.  New Jersey Sues 5 Oil Giants, Industry Lobby for Climate Fraud  

2022-10-18
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Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“We will work tirelessly to make sure these companies pay every last dollar for the harm they've caused,” said state AG Matthew Platkin. “If you lie to the public to protect your profits, we will hold you accountable.“

14.  How Fossil Fuel Corporations Are Trying to Sue Their Critics Into Silence  

2022-10-07
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Exxon Knews
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The fossil fuel industry’s “lawfare” tactics are part of an overarching strategy to redefine free speech and escape accountability. A new bill aims to stop them.

15.  How Fossil Fuel Corporations Are Trying to Sue Their Critics Into Silence  

2022-10-07
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DeSmog
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By Emily Sanders In 2018, Krystal Two Bulls received notice that she was being sued for criminal conspiracy. Two Bulls, who is Oglala Lakota and North Cheyenne, has been organizing for environmental justice for much of her life. She was raised on the North Cheyenne Indian Reservation of Lame Deer, Montana...

16.  Montana coal mine expansion ruled illegal  

2022-10-06
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The Ecologist
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Montana coal mine expansion ruled illegal Channel News Yasmin 6th October 2022 Teaser Media

17.  Canadian Youth Launch a Rising Tide of Constitutional Climate Suits. Expect more.  

2022-10-02
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Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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In the case of children and youth who lack the right to vote but will disproportionately bear the harmful consequences of the climate crisis in the future, turning to courts is in fact their only hope.

18.  A Teenage Floridian Has Spent Half His Life Involved in Climate Litigation. He’s Not Giving Up  

2022-08-09
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Inside Climate News
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MELBOURNE, Fla.—For most of his 15 years, Levi Draheim led a beachy life on a barrier island on Florida’s east coast, swimming, surfing and sailing in the near-shore waves. He dreamed of someday becoming a marine biologist. But Levi’s world is changing. Warming temperatures led to widespread Sargassu...

19.  Energy charter treaty makes climate action nearly illegal in 52 countries – so how can we leave it?  

2022-07-09
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A case brought to the European Court of Human Rights could pressure countries to leave.

20.  I led the US lawsuit against big tobacco for its harmful lies. Big oil is next | Sharon Y Eubanks  

2022-07-05
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The Guardian
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We may be approaching a legal tipping point for fossil fuel companies and the spin masters that work for themIn 2005, I was the lead counsel on behalf of the US in one of the biggest corporate accountability legal actions ever filed. That trial proved that the tobacco industry knew it was selling an...

21.  Young Europeans Sue to Stop Treaty That Fossil Fuel Giants Use to Foil Climate Action  

2022-06-21
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Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“It just can't be that the fossil fuel industry is still more protected than our human rights,” said a 17-year-old German whose family was displaced during last summer's deadly floods.

22.  In Hawaii, youth are suing over climate inaction  

2022-06-02
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Grist
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They're targeting the state's biggest emitter, the transportation sector.

23.  Hawaii Youth Launch Landmark Climate Case Targeting Transportation Pollution  

2022-06-01
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Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“The Hawaii Department of Transportation has been a flat tire in our transition to a decarbonized future for too long. With this lawsuit, these young people are helping steer the agency towards genuine climate justice in the Hawaiian Islands.”

24.  'Resounding Victory': Court Rules Exxon Must Face Trial Over Climate Lies  

2022-05-25
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Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“We look forward to proceeding with our case and having our day in court to show how Exxon is breaking the law and to put an end to the deception once and for all,” said Massachusetts AG Maura Healey.

26.  Climate Suit Claims Fossil Fuel Development Poses 'Existential Threat' to Utah's Youth  

2022-03-15
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Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“Maintaining a livable planet is a fundamental necessity in guaranteeing the right to life which is promised in our constitution, but the climate crisis is putting that right in danger,” said one plaintiff.

28.  The Court of Ecological Awareness  

2022-02-15
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Counter Punch
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Pssst . . . here’s a little secret. Don’t tell anyone, OK? It might cause trouble. In recent years, there have been more than a thousand lawsuits filed around the world — including a few in the United States — challenging corporate or governmental negligence about climate change and ecosystem damage...

29.  A Growing Wave of Litigation Spurs Climate Action  

2022-02-14
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DeSmog
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In France, three non-governmental organizations sued the oil company Total over alleged “inadequate” environmental and human rights assessments of its oil project in Uganda and Tanzania. In Australia, a student filed a consumer complaint with Ad Standards against the financial services organization HSB...

30.  Montana Plaintiffs Announce First Children’s Climate Trial In US History  

2022-02-09
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Popular Resistance
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Young Montanans and their lawyers announced Monday that the first children's climate trial in U.S. history is set to begin a year from now in Helena, Montana. The historic trial in the constitutional climate lawsuit Held v. State of Montana is scheduled for February 6 through February 17, 2023 at th...

31.  13 Youth File 'Vital' Constitutional Climate Lawsuit Against Virginia  

2022-02-09
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Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“We are tired of our fears being ignored, and the courts are a way to make sure our voices are heard by the government that represents us.”

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