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A charter to sue the feds over global warming?



Let's hope this description is exaggerated, it sounds like a parody of a private-attorney-general provision:

Among the myriad problems with the House [energy] bill[,] for example, is that it allows anyone "harmed" by global warming to bring suit against any federal agency that fails to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions as required in the legislation. Plaintiffs are specifically authorized to recover $1.5 million, and to be compensated for legal fees win or lose, as long as the court determines it to be "appropriate."

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.