Victoria’s Resolution for Class-Action Climate Lawsuit Defeated at Association Meeting
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.
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