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3 August 2015

A Climate Plan Businesses Can Like

Author: Jody Freeman & Kate Konschnik, New York Times (USA)

With the release of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, a flood of legal challenges will begin. Already, opponents have denounced the new rule limiting carbon pollution as unconstitutional. Behind the rattling sabers, however…[m]any big players in the...

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26 June 2013

Case profile: Kivalina lawsuit (re global warming)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against AES, American Electric Power,BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, DTE Energy, Duke Energy, Dynegy, Edison Intl., ExxonMobil, MidAmerican Energy, Mirant, NRG Energy, Peabody Energy,...

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8 May 2013

Alaskan village takes global warming case to U.S. SC [Supreme Court]

Author: Jessica M. Karmasek, Legal Newsline

An Alaskan village claiming that global warming is eroding its shoreline has taken its fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. The village of Kivalina…made the move after a federal appeals court denied its petition for a rehearing in November…The residents...

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9 October 2012

Alaskan village wants rehearing of Ninth Circuit's global warming decision

Author: John O'Brien, Legal Newsline [USA]

An Alaskan village that claims global warming is eroding its shoreline is asking for a rehearing of their case against several power companies it says are to blame. The village of Kivalina has filed a motion for a rehearing of a September decision by...

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20 July 2011

Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida Lead List of "Toxic 20" States with Most Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants [USA]

Author: Natural Resources Defense Council [USA]

Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The study used publicly-available data in the...

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29 November 2009

[PDF] Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corporation, et al. - Order granting Defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction

Author: United States District Court for the Northern District of California

[Full text of court's order granting the defendants' motion to dismiss the lawsuit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.]

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27 November 2009

Kivalina lawsuit (re global warming)

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16 October 2009

Kivalina global warming litigation dismissed on political question grounds

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3 May 2007

Dam dispute heads to court [USA]

Author: Edward Iwata, USA Today

Indian tribes and fishermen Wednesday sued MidAmerican Energy's PacifiCorp over toxic algae allegedly caused by the firm's dams on the Klamath River, while also hoping to win over MidAmerican's biggest shareholder:…Berkshire Hathaway…The lawsuit...

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22 October 2002

Kivalina lawsuit (re global warming)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 26 February 2008 Kivalina, a Native Alaskan village of approximately 390 Inupiat residents, launched a federal lawsuit in California aimed at oil, coal and power companies.  The plaintiffs argue that the defendants’ contribution to global warming...

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