Thwarted by the Law, Climate Activists Turn to the Courts

Thwarted by the Law, Climate Activists Turn to the Courts

The “Keep It in the Ground” activists behind Juliana v. United States—the trial of the millennium”—are also the driving forces behind the “necessity defense” trials of the “valve turners” and other eco-terrorists—the “holy grail of climate activism.”

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Despite Losses, “Keep It in the Ground” Folks Have High Hopes for Judicial Activism

Despite Losses, “Keep It in the Ground” Folks Have High Hopes for Judicial Activism

When it comes to legal strategy, the “Keep It in the Ground” folks are taking their cue from Frank Sinatra’s hit song “High Hopes” about a “silly old ram [who] thought he’d punch a hole in a dam.”  Against all logic and multiple courtroom losses, they keep launching the same fatally flawed argument—that the courts should dictate climate policy—hoping to bust through that “billion-kilowatt dam.”

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The Climate Change Lie that Wouldn’t Die Just Did

The Climate Change Lie that Wouldn’t Die Just Did

Proponents of the #ExxonKnew conspiracy theory—the driving force behind nine (and counting) multi-billion-dollar lawsuits filed by U.S. cities against the world’s leading oil companies—have had an awful month.

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After Juliana—The Next Wave of Environmental Activist Lawsuits

After Juliana—The Next Wave of Environmental Activist Lawsuits

While the Trump administration awaits a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on its petition to dismiss Juliana v. United States, they would be wise to investigate the much more aggressive—and potentially much more significant—wave of lawsuits that will immediately follow it.

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