Description: Lawsuit brought by New Jersey officials against fossil fuel industry defendants seeking damages and other relief in connection with the defendants' alleged substantial role in causing climate change and resulting harms to New Jersey.
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.
Description: Challenge to environmental review and approval of a 2019-2024 water transfer program for the sale of water by sellers upstream of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to buyers south of the Delta.
Status: State's request for additional time granted. [ 06/15/2022 ]
Description: Lawsuit seeking declaration of right under the Montana constitution to a stable climate system and to compel Montana to prepare and implement a remedial plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Status: Denial of petition affirmed. [ 11/30/2021 ]
Description: Lawsuit challenging New York City’s approval of a resiliency plan for the Lower East Side that involved elevating an existing park on the East River by eight feet to serve as a barrier to coastal storms and flooding.
Status: Petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc denied. [ 07/07/2022 ]
Description: State of Rhode Island lawsuit seeking to hold fossil fuel companies liable for causing climate change impacts that adversely affect Rhode Island and jeopardize State-owned or -operated facilities, real property, and other assets.
Description: Action by eight young people asserting that the State of Florida and its agencies and officials violated fundamental rights to a stable climate system under Florida common law and the Florida constitution.
Status: Petition for review denied. [ 10/06/2021 ]
Description: Action by young people under 18 years of age claiming that the State of Washington and state agencies and officials violated plaintiffs' rights by creating and maintaining fossil fuel-based transportation and energy systems.
Description: Action seeking declaration that atmosphere is public trust resources that State of Colorado must protect for the benefit of plaintiffs and others, including future generations and that State breached that duty by allowing too many carbon emissions.
Status: Action voluntarily dismissed by plaintiffs without prejudice. [ 02/07/2012 ]
Description: Action seeking declaration that atmosphere is a public trust resources that the State of California has an obligation to protect for its current and future citizens, including by imposing restrictions on greenhouse gas restrictions.