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Amicus Brief Provides SCOTUS with Unredacted AGs’ Climate-Nuisance “Confidentiality Agreement”, Other New Records

Today, the government-transparency group Energy Policy Advocates filed a petition and proposed brief in support of certiorari in the State of Rhode Island’s “climate nuisance” case which, as the brief notes, subtly shifted its focus after filing — and after “nuisance” claims were dealt further defeats in federal courts — to emphasizing alleged consumer fraud. […]

“Certain Automakers” Enter “Confidentiality Agreement” with State AGs in Lawsuit Over CA GHG Standards

Pact Hints at Other Dealmaking With Cooperative Automakers Thanks to the transparency group Energy Policy Advocates (“EPA”), CLW has seen records of state attorneys general canoodling with “certain automakers” on a “CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT REGARDING THE SHARING OF INFORMATION IN JOINT DEFENSE OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION STANDARDS FOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES.” This is among an absolute […]

New AG Secrecy Pact Supports Claim that AG Lawsuits are the Fishing Expeditions Requested by Tort Bar

Some months ago it occurred to CLW that none among the various secrecy pacts that had emerged among “climate” state attorneys general purported to cover the new breed of state attorney general lawsuits against energy companies, prioritizing claims of consumer deception over the original claims of public nuisance and investor fraud which had stumbled in the courtroom. […]

Supremely Good Timing

You likely have heard that the Supreme Court reached the right decision today in BP plc et al. v. City of Baltimore. That opinion concerns a mildly weedy procedural mater (whether the 4th Cir. erred in holding that it lacked the power to consider all of the defendants’ grounds for removal), but a critical one given the circumstances, and an opinion which should help in removing these cases […]

Amicus Filer EPA’s Comment on SCOTUS Opinion in Mayor & City of Baltimore Climate Nuisance Case

Energy Policy Advocates issued the following statement to CLW: The Supreme Court’s opinion this morning in Mayor and City of Baltimore v. BP plc et al., serves as another reminder of the importance of the state vs federal jurisdictional issue in the wave of “climate” litigation washing over state courthouses around the country. All of these […]