Global warming lawsuits brought by New York State and others who challenged major utilities on carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-burning power plants were reinstated Monday by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a decision that New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo called "game-changing," the circuit found there was no need for the trial court to defer to the political branches and refrain from hearing the suit until there is a definitive policy statement on global warming from Congress and the president.
2nd Circuit Revives Suit Targeting Power Plant CO2 Emissions
New York Law Journal
September 22, 2009