Litigation Seeking to Establish Climate Change Impacts as a Common Law Nuisance

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This report discusses recent legislative initiatives seeking to establish climate change impacts as a common law nuisance. The report explains what private and public nuisances are, the issues faced by policymakers when litigating a climate-change/nuisance suit, and also discusses five climate-chance/nuisance suits that are now or formerly active, as a basis of comparison. The report also explores arguments of those both for and against addressing the complex issue of climate change through common law suits.

Creator(s): Meltz, Robert
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 19, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
Environmental Policy Collection
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Meltz, Robert

Legislative Attorney/Acting Section Research Manager

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: November 19, 2010
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United States
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This report discusses recent legislative initiatives seeking to establish climate change impacts as a common law nuisance. The report explains what private and public nuisances are, the issues faced by policymakers when litigating a climate-change/nuisance suit, and also discusses five climate-chance/nuisance suits that are now or formerly active, as a basis of comparison. The report also explores arguments of those both for and against addressing the complex issue of climate change through common law suits.

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9 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Resource Type: Report
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