Endangered Alaskan village seeks rehearing against oil giants

, The National Law Journal


The Village of Kivalina has asked a federal appeals court to rehear a case it lost last month alleging that some of the world's biggest oil producers are to blame for the Alaskan community's eroding coastline.

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    Not that Steve Berman isn't the primary driver of this nonsense litigation at taxpayers' expense, but Kivalina's villagers are to blame, as well. It's high time they join, even if reluctantly, the 21st century where we all understand that, since the beginning of human history, our ancestors moved regularly to improve their survival chances. For what kind of supernatural sign that it's time to move have the seemingly intransigent Kivalinans been waiting? And why in the world would they expect someone else to pay for their inevitably necessary move?

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