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COURTS: Ariz. man takes a page — several, actually — from Juliana

A lawsuit in Arizona claims the federal government is failing to provide a safe climate. If that seems familiar, it’s because it is. The man who filed the suit lifted those words from a separate case that’s attracted national attention.

Kamikaze Climate Suit: Litigious Blue States Could Hurt Their Emissions Targets

Democratic states challenging the Trump Administration’s redo of the Obama CO2 emissions regulations should be careful what they sue for. Their lawsuit could backfire and undermine the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate carbon emissions. Twenty-two Democratic state Attorneys General…

Caught Green-Handed: The Bloomberg-Ellison Climate Corruption Connection

It came to light last year that a handful of rich left-wing donors led by Michael Bloomberg have collaborated with New York University Law School to recruit, place and pay for lawyers in attorney generals’ offices around the United States….

Burning Wood Pellets Under Fire As Coal Alternative

The wood-pellet business is thriving based on the argument that trees are a clean-energy alternative to coal, but the science behind it is facing challenges from researchers who say cutting and burning trees takes a heavy environmental toll. Global imports…

Union Of Concerned Scientists Helps Fund Climate Suits Against Big Oil

The nonprofit group Union of Concerned Scientists continues to operate behind the scenes to encourage, promote, and orchestrate positive publicity for government lawsuits against energy companies, according to emails obtained via open records. This June, Santa Cruz mayor Martine Watkins…

Melting Arctic Ice Caps May Speed Up Global Warming And More Local News (San Diego News Matters) – KPBS

San Diego researchers say that global warming could happen a lot faster because of melting ice caps. Plus, scientists say Californians are going to experience hotter temperatures in the coming decades. Also on today’s podcast, a recent spike in Big…

Why Cities Suing over Climate Change Want the Fight in State Court, Not Federal

Oil companies think they’ll win in federal court, and they’ve been trying to get each city, county and state climate lawsuit moved there. A wave of lawsuits brought by local and state governments that are trying to hold oil companies…