On June 20, 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in American Electric Power v. Connecticut. This is the second climate change case to be decided by that court and the first to concern common law claims, where the plaintiffs claimed that the greenhouse gases (GHGs) from power plants constitute a common law nuisance, and asked the court to issue an injunction requiring the plants to reduce their emissions.
Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Mark Fulton & Michael B. Gerrard,
Climate Change Litigation After Supreme Court Ruling in American Electric Power v. Connecticut,
Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors, July 15, 2011
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