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D.C. Appeals Court to Hear Challenge to Coal-Leasing Program

The Hill: A federal appeals court will hear a case brought by environmentalists suing the federal government over the environmental impacts of its coal-leasing program.  The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals announced Tuesday it will hear an oral argument in March over the lawsuit, brought by the Western Organization of Resource Councils and Friends of the Earth against Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke. […]

January 17, 2018 Read More →

In Echo of 1990s Tobacco Industry Litigation, California Governments Sue Oil and Coal Companies

San Francisco Chronicle: Two Bay Area counties and a Southern California city concerned about rising sea levels sued 37 of the world’s biggest oil and coal companies Monday, claiming the fossil fuel giants should pay for damages wrought by climate change—a first-of-its-kind challenge that some liken to the high-stakes litigation of the tobacco industry in […]

July 18, 2017 Read More →