Citizen Action Monitor

Civil disobedience could be our last best hope to reverse climate change, says US historian, activist

Because government is not meeting its constitutional climate protection obligations, we do not accept its legitimacy No 1370 Posted by fw, June 14, 2015 Twenty-five years of human effort have … Continue reading

June 14, 2015

Big legal battle shaping up in US as more than 200 cities in 15 states pass local ordinances banning fracking

State governments and Big Oil & Gas launching legal challenges to local ordinances No 536 Posted by fw, July 30, 2012 “As evidence of the public health and environmental risks … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Blockbuster legal decision: Texas judge asserts all natural resources should be protected under the public trust doctrine

“The case reinforces that the air outside is a ‘Public Trust’ that ought to be managed for quality.” No 534 Posted by fw, July 27, 2012 “It’s long been established … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teen perseveres after her petition for immediate action on climate change is rejected by Iowa’s natural resources protection agency

Undaunted, Glori’s case is now working its way through Iowa’s courts No 478 Posted by fw, May 16, 2012 To find out more about 13-year old Glori Dei Filippone, from … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Town wins fracking ban lawsuit. Possible company claim for “lost future profits” is mind-boggling

“Nowhere in the legislative history (of the state oil and gas law) is there any suggestion that the legislature intended…to preempt local zoning authority.” —Judge Rumsey No 423 Posted by … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mary C. Wood, creator of road map for citizens to bring lawsuits against government

No 171 Posted by fw, May 8, 2011 “The atmospheric trust litigation part is a road map for citizens to bring suit against their government, (whether) city, state, or federal, … Continue reading

May 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Youth turn to legal action as means to power, as means to hold leaders accountable for climate change inaction

No 170 Posted by fw, May 8, 2011 Here, in his own words, Alec Loorz explains why he is suing the US government “for making decisions that threaten our right … Continue reading

May 8, 2011 · Leave a comment