Tribal Property

Two Circuits allow global warming lawsuits against power companies

A federal court in California refused to allow the Native Village of Kivalina to sue 24 energy and utility companies for causing global warming and causing environmental changes that may well require the entire village to relocate. The court held, in Native Village of Kivalina v. Exxon Mobil Corp., 2009 WL 3326113 (N.D. Cal. 2009), that the question was nonjusticiable because it was impossible to prove causation.

However, both the Second and Fifth...

Read more about Two Circuits allow global warming lawsuits against power companies