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State Department Gets U.N. Climate Report Lawsuit Tossed

Nov. 9, 2018, 6:19 PM

The State Department convinced a federal court to dismiss claims that it failed to comply with reporting requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Center for Biological Diversity wasn’t able to show that the department’s failure to timely submit two reports required by that U.N. treaty caused an injury a court could fix, ruled Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

“Not every disagreement merits a lawsuit,” but the Center may try again with an amended complaint within 30 days, he said in the Nov. 8 ruling.

The inability to ...