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

2022-08-09


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...

2.  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.

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

2022-07-05


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...

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

2022-06-21


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.

5.  In Hawaii, youth are suing over climate inaction  

2022-06-02


Grist
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They're targeting the state's biggest emitter, the transportation sector.

6.  Hawaii Youth Launch Landmark Climate Case Targeting Transportation Pollution  

2022-06-01


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.”

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

2022-05-25


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.

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

2022-03-15


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.

11.  The Court of Ecological Awareness  

2022-02-15


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...

12.  A Growing Wave of Litigation Spurs Climate Action  

2022-02-14


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...

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

2022-02-09


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...

14.  13 Youth File 'Vital' Constitutional Climate Lawsuit Against Virginia  

2022-02-09


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.”