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Here We Go Again: Climate Litigation Campaign Sets Sights on Maine

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Activist groups involved in promoting and funding climate litigation have arrived in Maine and are discussing the possibility of local leaders filing a lawsuit against energy companies for their production, marketing, sale and public statements around fossil fuels.

In October, the Massachusetts-based Union of Concerned Scientists and Washington, D.C.-based Center for Climate Integrity hosted a public webinar on municipal climate litigation that included local legal and activist leaders. Coupled with CCI’s recent poll on climate accountability conducted in Maine, its spending on congressional ads about climate liability in the state, and a similar event held in Maine in August, this latest online panel discussion is the clearest sign yet that the national climate litigation campaign has set its sights on Maine as a prospective plaintiff.

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