In a major environmental victory, the city of Toledo, Ohio, voted in February to give Lake Eerie the status of personhood with the Lake Eerie Bill of Rights. The new law allows citizens to litigate on behalf of the lake – which means that people, corporations, or governments that pollute the lake could be challenged in court for their … [Read more...] about Toledo Votes to Grant Lake Eerie Legal Personhood
Climate lawsuits, clean energy and electric cars pose threats to Saudi Aramco’s mammoth profits, according to a historic public disclosure on Monday. The state oil producer netted $111 billion in 2018, more than tech giants Apple and Alphabet combined, it revealed in a bond prospectus. It is aiming to raise funds to … [Read more...] about Saudi Aramco Says Climate Lawsuits ‘Could Result In Substantial Costs’
Peruvian subsistence farmer, Máxima Acuña, has now become a symbolic representative for grassroots activists. It is a David-and-Goliath- like story in which a humble illiterate woman dares to battle against an industrial bully, wins, and in doing so, inspires her community, both locally in Cajamarca, and globally in the name of … [Read more...] about Peruvian Woman Wins Against Mining Company
Environmental lawyer and social entrepreneur James Thornton, the founder and CEO of ClientEarth, delivered a November 14 lecture in Washington, D.C., on how lawyers throughout the world are taking action to protect the environment. His lecture was the eighth Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law hosted by the Salzburg Global … [Read more...] about Can Lawyers Save the Planet?