A certain sector of the U.S. population, i.e. essentially everyone in the lower-upper class and below, is at the mercy of the legal system and the insurance industry. The truth is that many of the changes that will come to American society because of the ongoing climate crisis will depend on court decisions on cases pitting individuals or citizen advocacy groups versus corporations or local governments.
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Are farmers with ruminant livestock too easy a target for measures to combat global warming? Even though eminent scientists say emissions of greenhouse gases from livestock are greatly overestimated bySource: irishexaminer.com
A COALITION of 40 of Scotland’s leading environment charities, has warned the UK government that its plan to create a post-Brexit UK internal market could seriously harm Scotland’Source: heraldscotland.com
Wyoming produces more minerals from public land than almost any other state in the country and also maintains some of the most coveted wildlife habitats in the worldSource: trib.com
Trump administration seeks to drill on more than two-thirds of nation's largest swath of public land
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration proposed on Thursday to open more than two-thirds of the nation's largest piece of public land to oil and gas drilling, removing wildlife protectionsSource: thetelegraph.com
Under the terms of the grant from American Electric Power, the funds will be used to purchase additional land at CILTI’s Meltzer Woods Nature Preserve and Hills of GoldSource: shelbycountypost.com
Premier Doug Ford committed Thursday to releasing a full list of environment-related changes made by his government during a period where Ontario's duty to notify and consult theSource: nationalobserver.com
A global hack-for-hire group extensively targeted American activists campaigning against ExxonMobil for withholding information about the climate crisis, according to a new reportSource: theguardian.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact ofSource: pinerivertimes.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact ofSource: reflector.com
Australia's 'failing' environmental laws will fuel further public health crises, Nobel laureate warns
Leading health professionals, including a Nobel laureate and a former Australian of the Year, say the government must put human health “front and centre” in a new generation of environmentSource: theguardian.com
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been in the news recently due to his views on vaccines, DrSource: irishcentral.com
The Progressive Conservative government should restore the environmental protections it suspended last month, Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner said WednesdaySource: nationalobserver.com
The European commission will launch a sweeping effort to tackle the global biodiversity crisis on Wednesday, including a call for 3bn trees to be planted in the EU by 2030Source: theguardian.com
Companies, with the support of governments, are using the coronavirus pandemic as a chance to secure less stringent regulations governing their impacts on forests and the environment, according to theSource: southafricatoday.net
JAKARTA — Forest fires are starting to break out in parts of Indonesia as the dry season gets underway, threatening to compound respiratory illnesses amid the COVID-19 pandemicSource: southafricatoday.net
The skies are clearing of pollution, wildlife is returning to newly clear waters, a host of flights have been scrapped and crude oil is so worthless that the industry wouldSource: theguardian.com
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The Doug Ford government wants to deny a group of seven young climate activists their day in courtSource: nationalobserver.com
On April 9, the Trump administration announced in a final ruling that it will expand oil and gas drilling on 1Source: boulderweekly.com
WASHINGTON — Disregarding an emerging scientific link between dirty air and Covid-19 death rates, the Trump administration declined on Tuesday to tighten a regulation on industrial soot emissions that cameSource: nytimes.com
California is prepared to take the Trump administration to court – again – after the federal government on Tuesday rolled back its major rule reducing greenhouse gases and smog-forming emissions fromSource: dailydemocrat.com
Ibrahim Abrar’s first visit to Afghanistan’s Bamyan province, where he encountered the Dar-e-Bozurk, or Grand Canyon, is an experience he says he’ll never forgetSource: southafricatoday.net
The US oil firm ExxonMobil met key European commission officials in an attempt to water down the European Green Deal in the weeks before it was agreed, according to aSource: theguardian.com
Attorneys and law firms specializing in environmental law are certainly well aware that the turn of the calendar into the 2020s means two things for their profession: Lots of earnings and the ability to make a major difference – one way or the other – in U.S. environmental policy going forward.
This somewhat disproportionate power held by government attorneys and private lawyers is due to the fragmentation of the legal system among the Congress, federal government regulators, state governments and local councils. For the past 50+ years, Congress has passed a number of environmental statues and the Supreme Court has heard a handful of cases on environmental issues. Regulations and/or modifications to these may be made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Secretary/Department of the Interior and/or the US Army Corps of Engineers. Such regulations may be made more stringent – but not loosened – by state and even local governments.
International courts of law can also expect an increase in environment-related cases in the near future. In a post neoliberal world, inequalities between nations involved in intrastate trade are becoming more evident and thus ripe for lawsuits. International legal firms have already dealt in cases involving biodiversity, ozone depletion, preservation of the Antarctic, toxic/hazardous substance removal, vehicular pollution and dumping, conservation of marine areas, trans-boundary pollution, desertification and nuclear damage. Such can only continue.
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