Anticipating Climate Change NRD Claims

Law360, New York (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Climate change litigation has begun to heat up. Lawsuits have been filed in several jurisdictions concerning the applicability of the federal Clean Air Act and National Environmental Policy Act, as well as other federal and state statutes with respect to climate change issues.

Similarly, claims under the common law doctrines of public and private nuisance, among others, have been asserted related to the impact of climate change on the environment and the nation’s ecology.

Some of the claims asserted in existing lawsuits sound strikingly similar in...
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