States and municipalities have brought litigation in state court arguing that energy companies should be liable for the effects of global climate change. District courts across five states have issued conflicting rulings on whether state court or federal court is the proper forum to litigate these claims, and whether courts or legislatures should address global environmental questions. In addition, legal investigations and lawsuits are underway by state Attorneys General, particularly in New York where the Attorney General has filed a climate and securities-related lawsuit under the Martin Act. As these municipal lawsuits move to federal appellate court, Hon. C. Boyden Gray joins us to discuss the latest developments in climate change litigation at the municipal level, and the developments involving the New York Attorney General’s litigation.
— C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates
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