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12:51 PM, June 14th, 2012

An Inconvenient Lawsuit: Teenagers Take Global Warming to the Courts

Alec Loorz turns 18 at the end of this month. While finishing high school and playing Ultimate Frisbee on weekends, he’s also suing the federal government in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

The Ventura, California, teen and four other juvenile plaintiffs want government officials to do more to prevent the risks of climate change — the dangerous storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, and food-supply disruptions that scientists warn will threaten their generation absent a major turnabout in global energy policy. Specifically, the students are demanding that the U.S. government start reducing national emissions of carbon dioxide by at least six percent per year beginning in 2013.

“I think a lot of young people realize that this is an urgent time, and that we’re not going to solve this problem just by riding our bikes more,” Loorz said in an interview.

Read more. [Image: Victoria Loorz]

Young people doing things! 

Reblogged from Utne Reader
5:45 PM, January 27th, 2012
Indeed, almost no one is advising passengers to accept the Costa offer. “Throwing money at survivors to effectively get them out of sight is not what we have in mind,” says Giulia Bongiorno, an attorney who has gathered a group of about 50 survivors for a class-action lawsuit. “These people have no idea what their agonizing experience is worth yet. It could take years to understand the full impact of the experience.”
4:36 PM, February 7th, 2011

Michael Moore Sues Weinstein Brothers

The filmmaker alleges that the Weinstein’s used “bogus accounting methods” to obscure the profits from Fahrenheit 9/11, which, made some $222 million worldwide.

(Source: tmz.com)

6:06 PM, January 28th, 2011

Taco Bell Fights Lawsuit With Ads

In huge bold letters, the ads state: “Thank you for suing us. Here’s the truth about our seasoned beef.” The lawsuit [claiming the company is not using beef] was filed last week in California, but Taco Bell officials call the claims “bogus.”

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