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Board of County Commissioners of Boulder County v. Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc.

A district court granted Boulder County's motion to remand to state court its lawsuit against energy companies for causing, contributing to, and exacerbating climate change. The companies argued the challenge belonged in federal court...

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. United States

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by nonprofit groups and individuals alleging that climate change and the U.S. government's failure to protect them from the effects of climate change violated their constitutional right to a...

Rhode Island v. Chevron Corp.

A district court granted Rhode Island's motion to remand to state court a challenge against energy companies for contributing to climate change. The state argued its challenge should be removed back to state, where it was initially...

Colorado Automobile Dealers Ass'n v. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

A state district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by an automobile dealers' association challenging Colorado's adoption of California's low emission vehicle standard. The association argued the adoption would drive up the cost of...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Department of State

A district court dismissed a request to compel the State Department to release two reports concerning U.S. greenhouse gas emissions as required by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. An environmental group argued that the...

Clean Air Council v. United States

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by an environmental group and two children challenging federal rollbacks of environmental regulations. The plaintiffs sought a declaration that the government could not implement rollbacks...

Chernaik v. Brown

An Oregon appellate court upheld a lower court's finding that the public trust doctrine does not require the state to defend the environment from climate change. Plaintiff children had sought declaratory relief for the state's failure...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Department of State

A district court dismissed a request by environmental groups to compel the State Department to release documents detailing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions as required by the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. The groups sought...

United States

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the U.S. government's petition for a writ of mandamus in a lawsuit brought by a group of youths challenging the government's failure to act on climate change and asserting the right to a safe climate. The...

Sinnok v. Alaska

A state court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of Alaskan youth alleging that the state has contributed to climate change through its actions with respect to fossil fuels and carbon emissions. The group sought declaratory relief...

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