Victoria’s Resolution for Class-Action Climate Lawsuit Defeated at Association Meeting
Apr. 18, 2019 Leave a Comment
Last weekend local municipal officials in British Columbia (B.C.) met for the annual meeting of the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities (AVICC) and rejected a resolution put forward by the city of Victoria that would have asked the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) to look into the possibility of a class action lawsuit filed by municipalities against a handful of energy companies for climate damages.
This is the primary vehicle municipalities in B.C. were pursuing to initiate a class-action lawsuit, which would make it significantly easier for those communities to sue, calling into question the future of climate lawsuits in B.C.
Read the full post at EIDClimate.