Common law duty of care to protect younger people against future harm from climate change

By Adam Morton, The Guardian. Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun had sought an injunction to prevent Ley approving a proposal by Whitehaven Coal to expand the Vickery coalmine in northern New South Wales, arguing the minister had a common law duty of care to protect younger people against future harm from climate change. Justice Mordecai Bromberg found the minister had a duty of care to not …

Attorneys General in 17 ‘Red’ States Seek to Insert Themselves as Adversaries to Juliana v. United States Plaintiffs

June 8, 2021, Our Children’s Trust EUGENE, Ore. – Six years after the filing of the constitutional climate case Juliana v. United States – and just days before settlement talks were scheduled between the youth and the government – attorneys general from 17 states have asked to insert themselves into the case so they can oppose any proposed settlement and …

1953 Review Outlines Key Issues With Fossil Fuels: The Most Colossal Planning Failure in Human History. Rapid Shift and Attention to the Rights of Future Generations Needed.

May 2021 “War Time Footing” Said Needed to Correct Economists’ Climate Change Failings. Steve Keen, a fellow at University College London, recently told CNBC that economic forecasts predicting the potential impact of climate change have grossly underestimated the reality and delayed global recovery efforts by decades. Keen said that mainstream economists ignored scientific data and instead “made up their own …

Young People Seek Court Ruling That US Fossil Fuel-Based System Is Unconstitutional

March 10, 2021 by Common Dreams A win in the case would “hold current and future lawmakers accountable for protecting the rights of youth,” said attorney Julia Olson by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Julia Olson, executive director and chief legal counsel at Our Children’s Trust, stands with some of the youth plaintiffs from the landmark lawsuit Juliana v. United States. (Photo: …

57 GOP State and Local Officials Were at the Capitol Insurrection

57 GOP State and Local Officials Were at the Capitol Insurrection << Christopher Mathias, Reader Supported News: “At least 57 state and local Republican officials attended the Jan. 6 rally in Washington that turned into a deadly insurrection, according to an updated HuffPost tally.  Almost all of them are resisting calls to resign.” Ma Joad’s final lines from The Grapes …

Getting off fossils sooner rather than later saves money

Jan-Feb 2021: ExxonMobil announced a $19.3 billion write-down this week – reducing the value of the assets on its books – a big hit to a company reeling from depressed oil and gas prices and a rapidly changing global energy market. The fossil fuel giant, however, may be understating the financial damage to its assets, according to a former ExxonMobil …

Climate inaction could put utilities in legal peril: New report warns that climate resilience planning could have legal implications for many utility companies

By Niina H. Farah December 22, 2020 Power companies may soon find themselves in legal trouble if they don’t protect their operations and infrastructure against flooding, severe storms and other climate impacts, legal experts say. Not only could utilities face challenges if they fail to account for rising global temperatures in rate proceedings before state commissions, but they could also …

Indigenous Rights under the light of Energy Exploitation

‘Indigenous Rights under the light of Energy Exploitation’ 56 (2013) German Yearbook of International Law 315-350 by Alexandra Xanthaki Indigenous rights at the United Nations: Their impact on international human rights standards’ (2014) 3/4 Europa Ethnica Natural Resources,Community Based Natural Resources Management,Environment and natural resources conservation,Indigenous Peoples Rights,Indigenous rights …more ▾ This article discusses how energy exploitation impacts on indigenous peoples’ rights. …