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Climate Change Regulation Through Litigation: New York’s Investigation of ExxonMobil under the Martin Act

By Chris Erickson* In November 2015, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman began an investigation into whether ExxonMobil made public statements about climate change that conflicted with its own internal research.[1] Schneiderman issued a subpoena to ExxonMobil ordering production of documents related to its internal climate change research and the use of that research in […]

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Taking a “Hard Look” at the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

By Timothy Featherston* Scott Pruitt, the current Head of the EPA, recently announced his intent to repeal the Obama era Clean Power Plan, which sought to limit the carbon emissions of power plants.[1] This announcement received fierce backlash. The Trump Administration not only received the expected resistance from the administration’s democratic opponents in Congress, but […]

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An Achievable Climate Change Plan

By Eric Ashby* A new study released in the Lancet medical journal paints a startling landscape. Environmental pollution is now deadlier than “all war and violence in the world.”[1] If one is still having trouble understanding the importance of this report, consider that pollution is killing more people than “smoking, hunger or natural disasters… [m]ore […]

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