While the public closely watches how government leaders are responding to climate issues, away from the headlines the science of climate change is being litigated through lawsuits filed at the state and federal level. Industries are suing to block regulatory action, while public-interest groups are suing to force action. Sabrina McCormick analyzes this action to see how science is being wielded as a tool for action or dismissed by judges as unsettled or irrelevant. Can sea-level rise be claimed in a suit against a coal-fired power plant? She’ll provide an update on the legal waterfront.
Social media hashtag: #ClimateScienceInCourt
- Monday, October 15th, 3:15 pm to 4:05 pmAdd to Calendar
- Lisner Auditorium
- Sabrina McCormickAssociate professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University