Greenhouse gas tort litigation by Robert A. Wyman

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Published by LexisNexis in New Providence, NJ .

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Statementby Robert A. Wyman, Jr., Michael G. Romey ; general editor, Bradley M. Marten
SeriesLexisNexis global climate change special pamphlet series
ContributionsRomey, Michael G., Marten, Bradley M.
LC ClassificationsKF3812.2 .W96 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24495267M
ISBN 109781422480038
LC Control Number2010037754

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The decision of the Ninth Circuit in Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp., F.3d (9th Cir. ), dealt another blow to recent attempts to use the federal common law tort system to address issues relating to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

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While the Environmental Protection Agency works on development of greenhouse gas regulations for industrial sources, plaintiffs have sought to impose civil liabilities through the use of common law tort claims.

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