Should Climate Damages Cases Be Heard in State or Federal Court? Climate change affects communities in calamitous ways: rising seas; increased storm severity, frequency and duration; disruption of the hydrologic cycle (such as extreme heat, extreme precipitation,...
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Hawaii’s beaches are disappearing due to climate change
October 31, 2021
“The fossil fuel industry has not been forthright with the people of the world, an island nation just like us, all island states like us, and island nations are the ones that suffer the most, most quickly,” the [Maui] mayor said.
A US small-town mayor sued the oil industry. Then Exxon went after him
October 16, 2021
“People ask, how did you go against the world’s largest fossil fuel companies? Isn’t that scary? No. What’s scary is coastal flooding and the idea that whole cities would be under water,” said the mayor.
‘Spin and deception:’ Ellison on suing fossil fuel companies
October 8, 2021
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he’s taking big oil to court because ‘we can’t expect them to grow a conscience’
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San Francisco based law firm Sher Edling LLP announced today that as of January 1, 2022, three of its senior associates have been promoted. All three attorneys work across Sher Edling’s portfolio representing states, cities, and public agencies to hold polluters accountable for deceiving consumers about climate change, for contaminating the drinking water people rely on, and for threatening communities and public health with dangerous chemicals in our land, air, and water.
We are proud to welcome Kristen Law Sagafi as our new Litigation Director, along with...
Should Climate Damages Cases Be Heard in State or Federal Court? Climate change affects...
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