Environmental Litigation To Watch This Year

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 1:06 PM EST) -- Plaintiff organizations continue to fight the energy and hydrocarbon industries head-on, using arguments based on climate change theories, effects on wildlife, and localized environmental impact.

At the same time, they are litigating via indirect attacks against those who supply and regulate the industries. In the coal industry, for example, well-funded plaintiffs are not only taking coal-producing companies to court, they are also pursuing multiclaim litigation against proposed coal export terminals, federal coal-leasing decisions, and even the transport of coal.

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