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.
Status: Consolidated response filed by plaintiffs to defendants' motions to dismiss. [ 03/08/2019 ]
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: Opinion and order issued granting defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings. [ 08/14/2018 ]
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.
Status: Order issued dismissing action. [ 02/10/2012 ]
Description: Action for declaratory and injunctive relief regarding the obligation under the public trust doctrine of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Arizona officials to act to protect the atmosphere from climate change impacts.