Late last month, when I reported on the dismissal of the California climate change public nuisance litigation, I stated boldly that we should not expect advocates to stop trying. I did not really think I was going out on a limb with that prediction, but I also did not know that I’d be proved correct so quickly. Less than a week later, on July 2, the State of Rhode Island brought its own public nuisance claim.
Time will tell whether Rhode Island fares any better than California.
It’s time for politicians and trial lawyers to put an end to this frivolous litigation.
The response itself is pretty much what one would expect, but who knew that the NAM had created something called the “Manufacturers’ Accountability Project.” Somewhere, George Orwell is smiling grimly.