Description: Action by pro se plaintiff (1) alleging federal defendants violated his fundamental constitutional rights by causing or contributing to climate change and (2) seeking to compel defendants to undertake actions to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Status: Verified petition for writ of mandate and complaint for declaratory relief and damages filed. [ 05/11/2022 ]
Description: Challenge to the denial of a permit that would allow Exxon to temporarily truck crude oil from Exxon’s Santa Ynez Unit, consisting of three offshore platforms and an onshore processing center.
Status: Petition and complaint filed. [ 06/09/2021 ]
Description: Challenge to the California Coastal Commission's approval of an amendment to the City of Half Moon Bay's Local Coastal Plan/Program, which would prohibit long-term shoreline protective devices.
Status: Petition and complaint filed. [ 12/13/2019 ]
Description: Challenge to the California Coastal Commission's approval of only a portion of a seawall intended to protect the California Coastal Trail, a sewer line, 10 townhomes, and three apartments.
Status: Reply brief filed by plaintiffs-appellants. [ 10/19/2021 ]
Description: Claims against the federal government alleging violations of a constitutional right to wilderness and seeking order requiring the government to prepare and implement a remedial plan to mitigate climate change impacts.
Status: Response filed by defendants to plaintiffs' notice of supplemental authority (Barke v. Banks). [ 03/04/2022 ]
Description: Action by young plaintiffs asserting that the federal government violated their constitutional rights by causing dangerous carbon dioxide concentrations. [Due to a technical issue, some recent documents are currently not available.]
Description: Lawsuits brought by insurers contending that they had to make larger payments to property owners who suffered flooding as result of municipalities’ failure to implement reasonable stormwater management practices.
Status: Federal Circuit reversed finding of taking. [ 04/20/2018 ]
Description: Action by property owners in St. Bernard Parish and Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans seeking compensation for temporary taking of property caused by flooding during and after Hurricane Katrina.