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ON DEMAND: B.P. v. Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, Climate Litigation Before the Supreme Court
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On January 19th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in B.P., PLC v. Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, one of a growing number of climate liability lawsuits across the nation, to consider the permissible scope of appellate review of a district court's remand order. Baltimore's lawsuit against BP, Chevron, Exxon, Shell and others is one of more than 20 state and municipal lawsuits seeking to hold major oil and gas companies accountable for billions of dollars in climate damages they allegedly knew their products would cause. This is the first time the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in one of those cases; its ruling will resolve which issues can be considered on appeal and may provide insights on the future of similar state law tort and consumer protection claims. The primary objective for this event is to educate D.C.’s legal community about the physical impacts of climate change, the costs of those impacts to taxpayers in D.C. and in communities around the country, and how the legal arguments presented bear on practitioner's understanding of greenhouse gas emissions as the proximate cause of damages under the nuisance and other common law tort doctrines. Panelists will offer their perspectives concerning the scientific and legal bases for holding the fossil fuel industry accountable for these harms and the growing trend of climate damages and fraud litigation in the United States.Are you a current law student and looking to register for one of our programs? Learn about the D.C. Bar Law Student Community and attend most individual programs at a discounted rate. Find out more here.
Sponsored by: Climate Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources CommunityRelated Community of Interest: D.C. Bar Law Student Community; D.C. Bar Litigation Community; D.C. Bar Tort Law Community
- Honorable Kathy Jennings, Attorney General for the State of Delaware
- Professor William W. Buzbee, Edward and Carole Walter Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientists and Director of Climate Science for the Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Lisa Anne Hamilton, Co-Chair Climate Subcommittee, EENR Community (Moderator)
|D.C. Bar Member||$40.00|
|Environment, Energy and Natural Resources||$20.00|
|Law Student Community||$15.00|
|Premium - Environment, Energy and Natural Resources||$0.00|
|Premium - Litigation||$0.00|
|Premium - Tort Law||$0.00|
|Non Profit Attorney||Standard|