Climate Justice and the Elusive Climate Tort
5 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2013
Date Written: 2011
The Supreme Court's decision in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut (AEP) closes another door for those most vulnerable to climate change. The corrective justice goals of tort law and the associated possibilities for redress -- particularly vital to the most vulnerable -- remain elusive due to the Court's restricted view of tort law's relevance to climate change. This Essay analyzes these climate justice implications of AEP.
Keywords: climate justice, climate change, environmental justice, corrective justice
JEL Classification: K13, K29, K32, K41
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