How A Texas Abortion Law Could Spur N.Y. Climate Lawsuits

Lesley Clark

April 05, 2023

Originally published in E&E News Climate Wire on April 05, 2023.

A Texas law that allows private citizens to sue abortion providers has paved the way for legislation in New York that would empower state residents to sue the fossil fuel industry for the ravages of climate change.

“If we know with certainty that our time is short to save our planet, why aren’t we taking every shot to save it that we can?” Myrie asked. “Why not use every avenue? Why not use every tool?”