November 2019 - Climate Litigation Watch

Presidential Politics and the Climate Litigation Industry

Recent news reports of electoral aspirations possibly held by billionaire climate activist Michael Bloomberg prompts CLW to consider the political influence the man already clearly possesses among statewide elected officials, who he will need if the reports of his ambitions are true. To recap, Mr. Bloomberg easily seduced over a dozen top law enforcement officials […]

A Reminder About Elected Officials and the Tort Bar

CLW just spotted this, from CEI, as it learns more and more about how AGs and plaintiffs’ lawyers created the climate litigation industry, in part with resources provided by activist donors (including things arguably of value to the individual elected officials): Among the more interesting facts CLW has learned is that the same plaintiffs’ firms and […]

Smear ‘n Scram: NY AG Drops Fraud Claims Last-Minute Move Suggests Climate Case’s Most Damning Allegations Were Just PR

From Law360 by Frank Runyeon NY Drops Half Its Exxon Fraud Case At Climate Trial’s Close November 7, 2019 The New York attorney general on Thursday abruptly dropped two fraud claims during closing arguments in a suit accusing Exxon Mobil of hiding the true cost of climate change from investors. New York has claimed that Exxon Mobil Corp. […]

Lawsuit filed over Paris Accord “not a treaty” Obama shenanigans

PRESS RELEASE: November 4, 2019 8:00 AM Citing Newly Obtained Paris Climate Treaty Memo, GAO Files Suit against State Dept. Seeking Obama Administration Documents As President Trump prepares to formally withdraw from Paris a newly obtained Memorandum of Law, if genuine, represents “major political and legal scandal”, “unlawful entry” to treaty WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today […]