Two important court cases went forward this week, and Climate Hawks should take note. In Massachusetts, the question was about how enforceability of the “Global Warming Solutions Act.” Are the laws goals aspirational or mandated? Out on the West Coast, the activists were allowed to claim they had no other choice but to stop an oil train. (The judge pulled the rug out from under them at the last minute, but the testimony was still heard!) Listen is as we discuss.
The reading list:
- Trial details from MassLive
- A blog on the trial from MassEnergy
- The American Prospect on the case and the role of states in implementing the Paris Agreement
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Thanks for listening.