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S. 5056

ELR Congressional Update

San Mateo v. Chevron Corp.

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part a district court ruling granting California counties' and cities' motions to remand to state court a lawsuit against oil companies alleging nuisance and other causes of action arising from the role of...

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. Pruitt

ELR Case

A district court ordered EPA to comply with a FOIA request concerning the EPA Administrator's statement on TV that he did not believe human activity was a primary cause of climate change. Following his remarks, an environmental group...

The Impact of Climate Change on American and Canadian Indigenous Peoples and Their Water Resources

ELR Article

Access to water is a fundamental climate change issue in North America and internationally. It is related to significant political, social, and ecological struggles that indigenous peoples face, and governments and courts so far have...

78 FR 20632

ELR Federal Agency Update

Comer v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court held that the doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel bar individuals' trespass, nuisance, and negligence claims against numerous oil, coal, electric, and chemical companies for damages stemming from Hurricane...

AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co.

ELR Case

A Virginia appellate court held that under Virginia law, an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify an energy company in an underlying lawsuit brought by a native Alaskan village for damages allegedly caused by global warming...