by Tomas Kassahun
Legal Newsline

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – In a brief filed March 7 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said it supports the dismissal of New York City’s climate change lawsuit against the oil industry.

According to the DOJ, the appeals court should affirm the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and hold that the City of New York’s nuisance and trespass claims against the oil industry must be dismissed because they cannot be sustained regardless of whether they arise under state or federal law…

Also on the subject of climate change, Steve Milloy, a former member of President Donald Trump’s EPA transition team, criticized the stances of several state attorneys general…

Milloy criticized New York University’s law school’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, saying it published inaccurate reports after it was given $6 million by Bloomberg Charities for the purpose of providing free legal services to state AGs who wanted to advance the climate agenda without having to spend their own resources doing so.

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