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Hats Off to These House Republicans for Critical Support on Climate Change Action

These courageous and principled Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently signed onto a resolution (the “Gibson Resolution”) that Congress should address the problem of climate change. Rep. Chris Gibson (Hudson Valley and the Catskills regions) Rep. Ryan Costello (suburban Philadelphia) Rep. Carlos Curbello (south of Miami) Rep. Bob Dold (suburban Chicago) Rep. […]

Get the “Love the Pope” Tee Shirt

Pope Francis comes to the United States next week with a message of love, hope, and concern for all people and the planet. He will arrive in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, September 22. On Wednesday, September 23, he will meet with President Obama at the White House. On Thursday, September 24, he will address a […]

Courts Should Uphold the Clean Power Plan

On the first Monday in this sweltering month of August 2015, which is on track to surpass 2014 as the hottest year on record, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a groundbreaking new set of safeguards designed to fight climate change and protect public health. The new standards, known as the Clean Power Plan, set […]

American Court Issues Important Climate Change Decision

Earlier this week, we reported on an important ruling by a Dutch trial court. On June 24 The Hague District Court ruled that the Dutch government must ensure that Dutch greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions in the year 2020 will be at least 25% lower than those in 1990. The ruling is important not just because it […]

Court Orders Government to Do More to Fight Climate Change

The fourth week of June 2015 saw important legal rulings. One of the most important judicial decisions didn’t have to do with marriage or health care. It didn’t come from the U.S. Supreme Court. Or any other appellate court. Or any court in the United States. It came from a trial level court in The […]

Climate Change: It’s Up to You New York, New York

The juggernaut that is A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change hit the Big Apple in a big way on May 14, 2015, as volunteers Yolanda Pagano and Steve Harvey met with the Environmental Committee of the New York City Bar Association to discuss why lawyers should take a leadership […]

Season of Hope on Climate Change

Today the cause of combatting climate change gains a very important ally. Pope Francis has issued a papal encyclical on climate change that throws the full moral weight of the world’s largest religious organization in favor of taking action to preserve the planet. His Holiness has not spoken to us directly, but it’s pretty clear that […]