Climate Justice: State Courts and the Fight for Equity
Given the scope of the damage from climate change, individuals, organizations, and specific jurisdictions have turned to litigation to hold industry accountable for past and continuing behavior. Such litigation is the only way those who have suffered climate-related damage can seek recourse for loss of homes, livelihoods, health, and the death and injury of loved ones. It could also have an important impact on climate change policy in the United States. Read CPR's November 2019 report on the trend toward state-based litigation.
Read PDF Read Online
Author(s): Karen Sokol, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, David Flores
New Report: State Court Lawsuits Hold Promise of Climate Accountability and Compensation
Justices to consider reach of Clean Water Act's permitting requirement
Lisa Heinzerling previews arguments in County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, a key Clean Water Act case before the Supreme Court in its 2019-2020 term.
Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling
Trump’s Decision to Hamstring California’s Climate Authority Is Illogical and Uninformed
Trump’s Decision to Hamstring California’s Climate Authority Is Illogical and Uninformed, by Alejandro Camacho and Robert Glicksman, October 4, 2019, The Revelator
Author(s): Alejandro Camacho, Robert Glicksman
Regulation as Social Justice: A Crowdsourced Blueprint for Building a Progressive Regulatory System
On June 5, 2019, the Center for Progressive Reform hosted a first-of-its-kind, one-day convening that brought together a diverse group of more than 60 progressive activists and academics. Our purpose was to begin the process of developing a progressive vision of the U.S. regulatory system – one that is not only robust and responsive enough to meet the immediate challenge of protecting people and the environment against unacceptable risks, but that also is institutionally designed to promote the broader social goals of justice and equity. CPR's James Goodwin synthesized the ideas into a report.
Read PDF Read Online
Author(s): James Goodwin
Trump Administration Rollbacks Disable Environmental Planning and Democracy
Statement Of Principles For Environmental Justice Legislation
Letter to Chairman Raúl Grijalva and Rep. Donald McEachin of the House Committee on Natural Resources offering support and comments on a proposed statement of principles for environmental justice legislation, from CPR's Richard Murphy, Sidney Shapiro, and James Goodwin, August 24, 2019.
Author(s): Richard Murphy, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin