Category Archives: Litigation

Do wind turbine setback ordinances constitute a “takings of private property without compensation”?

An interesting and very important question that must be addressed by the courts.

“The complaint refers to Cass County’s wind energy conversion systems ordinance, which requires wind turbines to be at least 1,000 feet from homes. That means no homes can be constructed within 1,000 feet of wind turbines, which the complaint states “authorizes the taking of private property without compensation being paid.” click here

Expect Rational Climate Policies of EPA to be Opposed by Environmental Groups

Lawsuits against EPA were common in 1990s when I was working in government affairs. It is not surprising at all that such lawsuits will be filed. They are the primary method environmental groups use to raise funds for their organization. Yet they don’t really accomplish anything to help solve real-world problems in a sustainable way.

“Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) President Rhea Suh circulated a note to supporters Saturday, asking for more money as her organization readies for the upcoming court battles.” click here

Stanford Professor Files Lawsuit Against other Scientists for Critiquing His Work

This looks to me to be a very strange situation indeed. I’m not sure what to think of it. Read for yourself (here) and decide.

 

Obama “Clean Power Plan” Faces Legal Scrutiny

“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments Tuesday in West Virginia v. EPA, the legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s signature global warming initiative, the Clean Power Plan (CPP).” click here

Racketeering Lawsuit Against Greenpeace

“Financial Post columnist Peter Foster talks with Marita Noon and Canadian timber company Resolute’s racketeering lawsuit against Greenpeace.” click here

Is it Time to Prosecute Government-Funded Climate Alarmists for Fraud

Someone will be mad at me for asking this question. But I’m just wondering….click here

 

Peruvian Farmer is Confused, Misguided on “Climate Change”

If a strict liability standard is applied properly this is a frivolous lawsuit and should be thrown out. I do have a lot sympathy for this farmer’s situation. But climates change naturally with or without RWE.

The carbon dioxide the farmer emits every time he exhales has a direct impact on the atmosphere above his farm since he lives right there. What proportion of the climate stress he is experiencing is due to his own existence and choices? 

“A Peruvian farmer has filed a landmark lawsuit against German energy giant RWE, saying that the company’s fossil fuel emissions endanger his family, livelihood and hometown, a German NGO said Tuesday.” click here