Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Word "Frivolous" Keeps Appearing When Courts Take Global Warming Cases Against Big Oil And Coal -- July 21, 2018 -- Nothing About The Bakken

US district judge in NYC tosses lawsuit against five big oil companies:

  • a U.S. district judge dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold five of the world's biggest oil companies liable for their role in contributing to climate change
  • echoing a ruling last month that tossed out two similar California cases, the judge said problems associated with climate change should be tackled by Congress and the executive branch
Federal appeals court rules FOR coal:
A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected environmentalists’ arguments that the Trump administration has to evaluate the climate change impact of leasing federal land for coal mining.
The three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled that the Interior Department is not obligated to update its 1979 review of the environmental impact of the federal coal program, despite substantial new scientific findings about climate change and the significant role that coal plays in warming the atmosphere.
The judges said that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) doesn’t compel a new environmental impact statement.
California: throws out case.
Stunned? Surprised? I don't know but here it is: remember -- this is the US District Court for the District of California -- a BusinessWire story -- the court has issued a ruling dismissing the climate change lawsuits filed against Chevron Corporation by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland. A lot of legalese, but basically a frivolous suit thrown out. 

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