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Companies face rising number of climate lawsuits

Companies face rising number of climate lawsuits

The number of climate lawsuits against corporations worldwide has surged, with over 230 cases filed since 2015, mostly after 2020.

Antonia Langford reports for The Guardian.

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Why 2024 will be a crucial year for climate litigation
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Why 2024 will be a crucial year for climate litigation

Amid record domestic oil and gas production in the US and broken promises from fossil fuel companies, climate champions are increasingly looking to the courts to bring about accountability for climate damage.

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Across the globe, those harmed by climate change are turning to courts

Across the globe, those harmed by climate change are turning to courts

Climate litigation is on the rise, as is the activism that goes along with it — which some experts say can be just as important.

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first youth-led climate trial in U.S. history

Date set for first youth-led climate trial in U.S. history 

In Held v. State of Montana, 16 youth plaintiffs have sued the state over its energy policy, alleging that fossil fuel development accelerates climate change.
Alaska court rejects youth climate lawsuit

Alaska court rejects a youth lawsuit over climate change

The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by young plaintiffs that faulted the state government for pro-oil policies — policies that those plaintiffs said violated their rights to a healthy environment.

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Can we sue our way to climate action?

Christopher Barnard: As the world grapples with climate change, many of us who are young environmentalists are frustrated with the lack of progress in Washington.

How Exxon is using an unusual law to intimidate critics over its climate denial

How Exxon is using an unusual law to intimidate critics over its climate denial

America’s largest oil firm claims its history of publicly denying the climate crisis is protected by the first amendment.

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