Property Rights Cited In Niskanen’s Lawsuit Participation, Not Climate Policy

by Elena Connolly April 24, 2018

Western Wire

More details have emerged about how a libertarian-leaning think tank joined an environmental non-profit to offer their legal services to a climate lawsuit spearheaded by Boulder, Colo. Pointing to property rights claims instead of climate policy concerns, the lead counsel for the Niskanen Center, David Bookbinder, chief legal counsel for the think tank and co-counsel for the Boulder lawsuit says the organization initially got involved thanks to a connection with EarthRights International.

Dempsey: What We Learned from Boulder Climate Announcement This Week and What Comes Next


Western Wire

After formally voting to move forward with a climate lawsuit against Colorado energy producers, representatives from the City and County of Boulder, along with the County Commissioner of San Miguel County, made their way down from the third floor of the Boulder County Courthouse to the Pearl Street Mall to …

DC Think Tank Says Major Donation Not Behind Involvement in Boulder Climate Lawsuit

by ELENA CONNOLLY April 19, 2018

Western Wire

A libertarian group providing legal support in the climate lawsuit filed by three Colorado communities against energy producers received a major donation in February from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), a wealthy foundation at the heart of the activist campaigns against the industry. The RBF’s online grant database shows a …

Report: Ozone Levels In West Improving For Some Locations

by Michael Sandoval April 18, 2018


Denver’s ozone levels have improved and even a slightly higher particle pollution level since last year remains well below national standards, according to the American Lung Association’s 2018 “State of the Air” report released Tuesday. Nine cities across the West and Southwest had fewer high ozone days, according to the report, “including five that experienced their fewest days since the report began: Modesto-Merced, CA; Las Vegas; Denver; El Centro, CA; and Dallas-Fort Worth.” The remaining four also improved their ozone levels over last year’s report, including Phoenix, Houston, and Fort Collins, Colo.

BREAKING: Three Colorado Communities File Climate Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil, Suncor

by Michael Sandoval April 17, 2018

Western Wire

Three Colorado local governments have filed a lawsuit against two oil and gas producers, demanding “companies pay their fair share of the costs associated with climate change impacts.” The City of Boulder, Boulder County, and San Miguel County announced the lawsuit Tuesday at the Boulder County Courthouse against ExxonMobil and Suncor “for their reckless actions and damages.”

BREAKING: Boulder Likely To Follow California, NYC To File Climate Change Lawsuit Against Colorado Energy Producers

by Michael Sandoval April 16, 2018


The City of Boulder is expected to join a climate change lawsuit targeting “fossil fuel producers,” and will likely announce the litigation tomorrow at a rally at the Boulder County Courthouse. Boulder County and San Miguel County will join the City of Boulder at the “Rally for Climate Accountability” on Tuesday at 12 p.m. on the Boulder County Courthouse Lawn.