A district court dismissed as moot a lawsuit seeking to reinstate a permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline to cross the U.S.-Canada border.
A district court granted Delaware's motion to remand to state court its climate liability lawsuit against fossil fuel companies.
The January issue of ELR features articles on plastics pollution and on establishing causation in climate litigation. The issue also includes a transcript from a recent webinar that explored the impact that environmental rights amendments can have on stabilizing the climate system through legal channels at the state and federal levels.
Plastics pollution has been an issue in the United States since discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch catapulted it to the forefront of news reporting. Regulatory and academic activity around plastics has had a common feature: it focused almost exclusively on one stage in plastics’ linear model and framed the problem as a waste problem. This Article argues for an expanded view of the
U.S. plastics problem, one that reframes the problem around sustainability and plastics’ full life cycle, rather than a focus on waste alone.