Global Warming Litigation

Publications

Global Warming in the Courts

The Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute published Global Warming in the Courts: An Overview of Current Litigation and Common Legal Issues, a report examining the “boomlet” in global warming litigation in federal and state courts. Authored by GELPI Fellow Justin Pidot, the report identifies the several cross-cutting issues raised by global warming litigation. The report also identifies four primary categories of ongoing litigation related to global warming, including cases filed under the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, common law of nuisance, and federal preemption doctrine.

Read the electronic version of this report, or contact us for a hard copy.
View the March update.
View the April update - "The Massachusetts v. EPA Decision and Its Implications."

Events

On Monday, April 2, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the environment in both Massachusetts v. EPA and Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy. GELPI co-sponsored a panel event to discuss the decisions.
View the webcast and event details.
Email us to purchase the program on DVD.

On November 29, 2006, GELPI co-sponsored a post oral argument briefing on Massachussetts v. EPA, the first Supreme Court case directly related to global warming.
View the webcast and event details.

On November 10, GELPI hosted a program on Massachusettes v. EPA and other global warming litigation, all analyzed in the Institute's November 2006 report: "Global Warming in the Courts: An Overview of Current Litigation and Common Legal Issues."
View the webcast and event details.

 


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