Legal Panel Highlights the Flaws and Failures Of The Climate Litigation Campaign

The nationally coordinated climate litigation campaign against energy companies is plagued by flaws and failures (and has been for years), according to a group of legal experts who discussed the lawsuits during a recent panel discussion.

Hosted by George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School’s Law & Economics Center, the event focused on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s recent decision affirming the dismissal of New York City’s first climate change lawsuit against energy companies, holding that the courts are not the proper place to regulate emissions. This decision is independent from the latest case filed by the city last week – though its chances of success are also slight.

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