September 14, 2017

Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (091417)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. And now for something really interesting: How environmentalist’s arguments change when their original arguments are dismissed.

    Federal Judge Deals Major Blow to #ExxonKnew Crusaders

    [...] Wolf made clear that in order for CLF’s [Conservation Law Foundation] claims to stand, the organization needed to show that ExxonMobil had either caused harm to the plaintiffs or that harm was “imminent.” The CLF complaint was filled with references to the projected effects of climate change by 2050 or 2100, which the judge said didn’t qualify as imminent. He suggested that if the plaintiffs were concerned about the effects of climate change on the facility in 2050, they should refile their case in 2045. [...]

    The media has largely portrayed this as a first-of-its-kind case against companies who supposedly have failed to adequately prepare for the effects of climate change, but in the end this judge narrowed the scope of the case so much that it’s likely to slip quietly into obscurity.

    Comment by Par for the Course — September 14, 2017 @ 8:40 am

  2. Serious movements to disbar are in order.

    Comment by Tom — September 14, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

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