January 21, 2020 | Washington Examiner | 1 minute read

Bracewell’s Jeff Holmstead talked to Washington Examiner’s Abby Smith about a recent climate change ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

The federal appeals court dismissed in a split ruling a novel climate change lawsuit brought by a group of mostly teenagers, but the judges’ decision may also lay the groundwork for plaintiffs to continue their fight.

“No U.S. court has ever even come close to ordering the kind of relief that the activists were seeking in this case,” said Holmstead.

Holmstead said that although other “creative lawyers” would attempt to bring climate lawsuits with “new theories” in the future, “their chances of success are very low.” He added that the 9th Circuit’s decision only ramps up the pressure on lawmakers to address climate change.

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