Supreme Court climate change News

States’ Climate Change Litigation Could Be Useful Tool Against Big Oil: Opinion

A growing number of cities and states want to turn climate change lawsuits against oil companies into the next tobacco or opioid litigation. In principle, that seems like a truly terrible idea. Such lawsuits will likely do even less to …

Supreme Court Allows City, State Claims Against Energy Firms Over Climate Costs

The U.S. Supreme Court let government officials press ahead with three lawsuits that accuse more than a dozen oil and gas companies of contributing to climate change. Without comment or published dissent, the high court Tuesday refused to block a …

Supreme Court Lets Teens’ Climate Lawsuit Proceed to Trial

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt a novel and sweeping lawsuit pressed by children and teenagers seeking to force the federal government to take steps against climate change. Rejecting a Trump administration request, the high court let the case …

How Supreme Court Could Upend Obama Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court’s unexpected move to block President Barack Obama’s policy to cut pollution from coal plants highlights what both sides in the legal fight agree is a key weakness in the rules — a provision that expands the …