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2022-03-29 Shell “Breached Legal Duties” By Mismanaging Climate Plan

ClientEarth, a European climate law charity, has filed lawsuit alleging that Shell breached its legal duties by mismanaging climate risk. This is a novel approach and if successful could mean big changes for Big Oil and the fossil fuel industry. https://www.theenergymix.com/2022/03/27/shell-breached-legal-duties-by-mismanaging-climate-risk-lawsuit-alleges/

2022-03-24 Republicans Turn SCOTUS Hearing Into Circus

Republicans turn Ketanji Brown Jackson Senate confirmation hearings into a circus. This was shameful. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/24/ketanji-brown-jackson-republicans-senate-confirmation-hearing

2022-03-15 Hawaii Big Oil Court Case Passes Major Milestone

This important article by a ‘guest contributor’ gives some very good links to information. The court has allowed Hawaii to go ahead to the discovery, where oil companies will have to reveal internal documents regarding fossil fuels causing climate change. Quote: << A growing movement Climate litigation such as the Hawaii case is designed to

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2022-02-20 Solar City Shareholders Lawsuit – Musk Should Pay $13B

This is the first I’ve heard about this lawsuit. Must be newsmedia ignoring it. https://www.reuters.com/business/telsa-investors-urge-judge-order-musk-repay-13-bln-solarcity-deal-2022-01-18/

2022-02-02 Court Rules Against Utility’s Billing For Solar Panels

This is in Indiana in Indiana courts. But it may set precedent for future rulings in other state or federal courts. Consumers with rooftop solar are getting fed up with the utilities changing or removing the pay that they’re getting for selling solar power back to the utility. The court needs to make a rule

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2022-01-29 Court Upholds Calif Net Neutrality Law

Court upholds California Net Neutrality Law. This is a blow to the telecom providers, that wanted to throttle the speeds of users to make more money. https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-california-telecommunications-jerry-brown-2db073ce6d11c7274fd9c6291d3c411b

2021-12-17 Court Lets Dominion Go Forward With $1.7B Fox Defamation Lawsuit

Quote: << In a 52-page opinion, Davis said Fox News may have pushed election fraud claims against Dominion despite knowing those claims were false. —- In a statement, Fox News said it remains “committed to defending against this baseless lawsuit and its all-out assault on the First Amendment.” >> Fox should know that the First

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2021-10-24 The Role Of Antitrust Law In Energy Democracy

This 1 hour podcast discusses lawsuits, antitrust against SRP – Salt River Project, among others. This was originally by Solar Cities which was bought by Tesla. Tesla and SRP settled out of court, so sadly the court never got to make a legal decision. This has to do with an electric utility making it difficult

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2021-10-14 Attack On Texas Abortion Law A Threat – GOP

The headlines read:: << GOP-Led States Call U.S. Attack on Texas Abortion Law a Threat The states say the federal government needs to be reined in. >> I’m not sure if this is sensationalism or if there really are leaders in GOP-led states who are making these claims. In 1973 the Supreme Court struck down

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Texas Anti-abortion Law Is Suspended

A judge ordered the Texas Anti-abortion law suspended. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/sep/09/greg-abbott/texas-gov-abbott-wrong-about-pregnancy-abortion-ti/

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