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Tag Archives: Climate Change

Government argues for halt to youths’ climate lawsuit

A group of young Americans who have spent nearly four years trying to compel the federal government to take action on climate change found themselves back in court Tuesday, arguing that their unprecedented lawsuit should move forward. And the Trump ...

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Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming

Scientists behind a major study that claimed the Earth’s oceans are warming faster than previously thought now say their work contained inadvertent errors that made their conclusions seem more certain than they actually are. Two weeks after the high-profile study ...

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Supreme Court refuses to block young people’s climate lawsuit against US government

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court Friday night refused to halt a novel lawsuit filed by young Americans that attempts to force the federal government to take action on climate change, turning down a request from the Trump administration to stop ...

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On eve of trial, Supreme Court leaves landmark climate case – filed by kids – in limbo

Expert witnesses had already booked their travel to testify in the long-awaited landmark climate change case. Some of the plaintiffs — young activists who are suing the federal government — altered their school schedules in order to live in Eugene, ...

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Judges skeptical of request to dismiss ‘burdensome’ children’s climate lawsuit

A panel of federal appeals court judges on Monday expressed skepticism over the Trump administration’s request to halt a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by 21 children, which had been scheduled to begin early next year. An administration attorney asked ...

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A landmark climate lawsuit against Trump is scheduled for trial next year. Here’s what to expect.

A trial date has finally been set for a groundbreaking climate-change lawsuit being brought against the federal government after multiple hurdles in the past year threatened to prevent it from moving forward. Last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin ordered ...

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Environmental Law: Donald Trump and the Environmental Agenda

Writing this column in December 2016, now a month past the surprising presidential election result, brings with it many uncertainties. Predicting environmental policy in new administrations is challenging under normal election conditions, but with a businessman about to assume the ...

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Court skeptical of challenge to Obama’s climate change plan

WASHINGTON — Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration’s far-reaching plan to address climate change. The comments came during nearly two hours of argument before ...

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Greenhouse gas regs could go up in smoke

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is urging the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency’s statutory mandate to regulate motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions triggers a requirement that the agency also regulate emissions from ...

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