Statement From Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins on Baltimore Climate Battle

“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court should finally put a stop to efforts by municipalities to create climate policy through litigation. By deciding to provide a full appellate review of the jurisdictional issues in this and similar cases, the Court has affirmed the repeated findings of federal courts that ad hoc court rulings are not the right way to address issues related to climate change. Efforts by the City of Baltimore and other communities to legislate on climate change through litigation undermine governmental and institutional efforts to create real climate solutions through innovation and collaboration. Instead, communities must work in tandem with government and the private sector to form actionable strategies that address environmental challenges.”

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