A review of domestic climate change-related lawsuits in the United States over a 26-year period found that pro-regulation litigants more often won lawsuits over renewable energy and energy efficiency and more often lost suits over air quality and coal-fired power plants.

“This research shows the importance of the judiciary in addressing climate change, especially in terms of the trajectory of energy development in the United States,” lead author Sabrina McCormick, Ph.D., M.A., an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health said in an interview Tuesday.

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