Climate and Controversy
- February 18, 2019
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As a locus for fact-finding and evaluating competing claims while the political branches are deadlocked, the courtroom can be the perfect neutral venue for debating climate science, policy responses, and who should pay. Current litigation could tee up such conclusions.
Juliana v US is the case most think of when it comes to climate science in the courtroom. There are, however, a growing number of novel theory lawsuits currently in the courts. Win or lose all the cases can contribute to the public policy debate.
The article appears in the March/April edition of the Environmental Law Institute's publication the Environmental Forum.