A Step Back For Plaintiffs In Climate Change Litigation

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT) -- Environmental plaintiffs seeking to bring judicial challenges to the climate change impacts of development projects suffered a significant setback in a recent federal court decision. On July 30, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that plaintiffs claiming injury from the effects of climate change caused by coal mining and combustion did not have standing to pursue those claims. This ruling, which granted summary judgment to the defendants in WildEarth Guardians v. Salazar, could have far-reaching implications for other efforts to pursue climate...
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