Climate Justice and the Elusive Climate Tort

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Maxine Burkett

University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Burkett, Maxine, Climate Justice and the Elusive Climate Tort (2011). Yale Law Journal Online, Vol. 121, No. 115, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2372294

Maxine Burkett (Contact Author)

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