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You can’t sue Mother Nature

• Political Class Dismissed (HT Liberty Pulse)

Here, the plaintiffs’ complaint alleges that defendants’ emissions caused the plaintiffs’ property damage, which is redressable through monetary damages; for example, the plaintiffs allege that defendants’ willful, unreasonable use of their property to emit greenhouse gasses constituted private nuisance under Mississippi law because it inflicted injury on the plaintiffs’ land by causing both land loss due to sea level rise and property damage due to Hurricane Katrina.


How nuts is that?

Read Fifth Circuit grants Katrina victims standing in global warming class action suit

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