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Climate Change and the Common Law: Who’s to Pay for Global Warming?

Four cases invoking the public nuisance standard, including one now before the Supreme Court, seek to hold corporations responsible for damages due to their greenhouse gas emissions. Minnesotans are among the defendants and Minnesota law may offer plaintiffs alternative causes of action. With congressional efforts to address climate change at a standstill and greenhouse gas […]

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Reforming Environmental Review

Since the early days of the environmental movement Minnesota has been a leader in environmental protection, but the environmental review process today has become so complex and inefficient that neither effective environmental protection nor expeditious implementation of needed projects is assured.

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