High court could melt climate-change cases

Environmentalists fear justices may curb state, local suits.

, The National Law Journal

Perched on an Alaskan barrier island, the village of Kivalina faces imminent destruction because of melting sea ice. Now, the community's legal effort — which pins the blame on energy companies for the change in climate — is in danger as well. So, too, is a pair of high-profile climate-change suits that may be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court this term.

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