Kivalina v. ExxonMobil

Date: September 25, 2012

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The suit seeks monetary damages from various energy companies for the alleged destruction of Kivalina, Alaska by climate change. The specific issue in the case is whether the public nuisance claims seeking to subject American business that emit CO2, methane and other such gasses to liability for weather-related events allegedly caused by global warming violate the political question doctrine under Article III of the Constitution.  The suit was dismissed by the U.S. district court.

Status:  Victory - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal!

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