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December 19, 2004

Global warming lawyers call in the Inuits

Environmental lawyers intend to file a human rights complaint against the United States in the name of a quasigovernmental organization known as the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, on behalf of the Inuit, or Eskimo, people, whose Arctic lands are affected by global warming. "If the Inuit effort succeeds, it could lead to an eventual stream of litigation, somewhat akin to lawsuits against tobacco companies, legal experts said," according to the New York Times's Andrew Revkin. Among lawyers involved: "EarthJustice, a non-profit San Francisco law firm, and the Center for International Environmental Law, in Washington". See Dec. 3 and links from there. More: Dec. 18, 2005.

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