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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 of...

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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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1 July 2011

[PDF] Toxic Power: How Power Plants Contaminate Our Air and States

The electric sector is the largest source of industrial (stack) emissions of toxic air pollution in the United States. In 2009, coal- and oil-fired power plants accounted for nearly 50 percent of all reported toxic pollution from industrial sources.....

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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)

In 2008, a Native Alaskan village of 390 residents launched a lawsuit in a US court against several oil, coal and power companies. BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and others claimed the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the claim becau...

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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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1 July 2006

Making Sense of the “Coal Rush”: The Consequences of Expanding America’s Dependence on Coal

Author: Travis Madsen & Rob Sargent, U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) Education Fund & National Association of State PIRGs

As of June 2006, [US] power producers have approximately 150 new coal-fired plants on the drawing board...[that] would increase U.S. carbon dioxide pollution from electricity generation by more than 25 percent above 2004 levels...a 10 percent increase...

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