‘I Believe in Suing Everybody:’ Activists Double Down on Climate Litigation
Last year wasn’t great for lawyers or environmentalists in the courts. Even though cities, counties, and one fishermen’s association filed lawsuits against major energy companies, none of the cases have gotten very far in the court system and many were thrown out entirely.
That doesn’t mean activists are taking the hint, though.
In fact, at a Thomson Reuters Foundation event held in New York City last week, a who’s who of green activists – including the Union of Concerned Scientists’s Peter Frumhoff, recent Congressional witness Jeffery Sachs, and Columbia University’s Michael Burger – made it clear that their latest approach is to double down on lawsuits, endorsing litigation as an effective means to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change.
To see what they had to say, continue reading at EID Climate.