January 2021 - Climate Litigation Watch

“Climate Nuisance” Tort Firm’s Contingency Fee Agreement Surfaces in Minnesota

Within hours of Energy Policy Advocates filing suit against the Minnesota Office of Attorney General this morning (noted by Government Accountability & Oversight here), in part over a missing contract hiring an outside law firm to sue energy companies for climate change, the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget provided the group with the contract in […]

SCOTUS Hears Climate Nuisance Case

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States hear oral argument in BP p.l.c. v Mayor and City of Baltimore, the first climate nuisance case to make it to the Court since the 2011 unanimous drubbing the plaintiffs took in AEP v. Connecticut (an 8-0 decision, with the majority opinion — written by then-Justice Ruth […]

Steve Coll

About: Steve Coll is an American journalist, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the current dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Coll authored the book, Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. Additionally, in 2004, he published the book, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From […]


About: BlackRock is a large investment firm based in New York City. Notable Connections:Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Rockefellers; Ceres Financials: In 2014, BlackRock started a fossil free fund, which is valued at about $291,146,041. The NRDC invested $66 million of its own money into BlackRock’s Fossil Free fund in 2015. Of Note: In […]