Project Report:
Climate Common Law Nuisance Litigation Campaign and Eminent Domain Litigation to Prevent Abuse
Purpose
- Investigates the causes of economic imbalances.
- Explores and develops market-based solutions.

Summary

We are co-counsel representing several municipalities in the first such case to be brought in a "purple state" (Boulder County and San Miguel County, along with the city of Boulder). This is the first case where the impacts beyond sea-level rise, e.g., drought, wildfires, flooding from extreme precipitation, etc., will be front and center.

Description

Damages from climate change are driven by industrial emission, and the products manufactured by the oil industry are the source of much of those emissions. The costs are imposed on people around the globe, and those damages will only get larger and more severe over time.

Purpose

Damages from climate change are driven by industrial emission, and the products manufactured by the oil industry are the source of much of those emissions. The costs are imposed on people around the globe, and those damages will only get larger and more severe over time.

Scope

The scope of this project is national. We are co-counsel in a case filed Colorado state court by Boulder County, San Miguel County, and the city of Boulder against ExxonMobil and Suncor.
We will also continue an "eminent domain litigation project" to help protect landowners’ property rights from abuse by oil and gas pipeline companies seeking to take their land for their projects.

Project Link https://www.niskanencenter.org/why-tort-action-against-fossil-fuel-producers-is-a-good-idea/

Amount Approved
$20,000.00 on 8/1/2018 (Check sent: 8/27/2018)



Address
820 1st Street NE, Suite 675
Washington, DC 20002


Phone
(202) 899-1161


Posted 4/19/2018 2:59 PM
Updated   5/20/2021 4:19 PM

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