No Future For Climate Change Torts, Attys Say

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit recently pulling the plug on suits blaming energy companies for spewing greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming and extreme weather, attorneys say the pursuit of climate change tort litigation is approaching a dead end, leaving legislation and regulation as the only viable outlets to tackle the issue.

On Monday, the high court refused to take up the Alaskan village of Kivalina's public nuisance lawsuit blaming Exxon Mobil Corp. and other energy companies for making the area...
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