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CLIMATE LITIGATION BOMBSHELL: New Paper Exposes AG “Climate” Suit as Illicit Product of Private Lobbying, Misrepresentation, Paid ‘Cutouts’

Today the public interest law firm Government Accountability & Oversight, P.C., published a paper on behalf of its client the government-transparency group Energy Policy Advocates, titled “Private Funders, Public Institutions: ‘Climate’ Litigation and a Crisis of Integrity”. Minnesota’s “climate” lawsuit and its replica filed the next day in Washington, D.C., like all of these suits, represent transparent attempts […]

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 […]

Feeling Minnesota’s Got Problems

On the heels of documents discussed here, here and here (source documents here and here, h/t Energy Policy Advocates), CLW has perused further public records detailing just how Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison came to sue energy companies in his bid to join the climate litigation lottery and find “new streams of revenue.” For the […]

Litigation Lobby Lax on Law

Anne Arundel County, MD has clear and relatively stringent lobbying registration requirements. “Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the imposition of civil fines or other penalties. §7-4-104.” Anne Arundel County is one of the Center for Climate Integrity‘s recent (and presumably current) targets to join the climate litigation sweepstakes to “identify new […]