The prospect of carbon liability in the United States is a relatively recent phenomenon. It is only in the last decade that US environmental lawyers and policy-makers have begun to turn their attention to climate change, as climate-related litigation has surged, government action on several fronts has begun, and climate change has generally been recognised as a factor to consider in decision-making across the economy. This chapter lays out existing options to establish liability for greenhouse gas (‘GHG’) emissions along legislative, regulatory and judicial channels.
Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Michael B. Gerrard & Gregory E. Wannier,
United States of America,
Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice, Richard Lord, Silke Goldberg, Lavanya Rajamani & Jutta Brunnée (Eds.), Cambridge University Press
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