novel legal strategy underpins sea level rise lawsuits against oil and coal

Novel legal strategy underpins sea level rise lawsuits against oil and coal

“We’re in uncharted territory here pretty fundamentally,” said Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the UCLA law school’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. “The theory behind it is an interesting one: that essentially, petroleum products should be considered defective when used as directed because of the harms that they cause.”