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Premature Burial? The Resuscitation of Public Nuisance Litigation
Toxics Law Reporter (2009)
  • Richard Faulk
  • John Gray
On Sept. 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co., held that federal common-law nuisance suits can proceed against major greenhouse gas emitters. Nine days later, a federal trial court reached the opposite conclusion in another case. In this article, attorneys Richard Faulk and John Gray discuss these rulings, and the revival of public nuisance litigation.
  • public nuisance,
  • climate change,
  • standing,
  • political question
Publication Date
Fall October 22, 2009
Citation Information
Richard Faulk and John Gray. "Premature Burial? The Resuscitation of Public Nuisance Litigation" Toxics Law Reporter Vol. 24 (2009)
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