The decision follows a similar ruling from a judge in California, who in June threw out cases filed by San Francisco and Oakland on the grounds that it was unfair to place the blame for global warming harms exclusively on energy companies.
Both judges lamented the climate change crisis and acknowledged the science linking it to fossil fuel emissions. "But the serious problems caused thereby are not for the judiciary to ameliorate", he wrote. Keenan wrote that global warming is a problem best left to the other two branches of government.
National Association of Manufacturers President Jay Timmons noted that it was the third major climate change lawsuit filed on behalf of a United States city that has been dismissed.
The cases brought by New York, San Francisco, Oakland and other municipalities attempt to sue oil companies using state public nuisance law that allows courts to find defendants liable for interfering with the use of property, according to The New York Times.
New York's global warming suit against oil companies tossed
The city tried to use state law to sue the companies to avoid running afoul of a 2011 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court against a suit that used federal public nuisance law to target five big power companies.
Kimmell warned that "the climate threats facing New York City are overwhelming, and taxpayers are already paying to protect the city from future Sandy-scale damages". He said courts have previously determined that interstate emissions from burning fossil fuels is a "federal concern" that has been "delegated to the Executive Branch as they require a uniform, national solution".
"Judge Keenan made that clear in his decision today", said Mr. Timmons in a statement.
Keenan says the lawsuit implicates countless foreign governments and their laws and policies.
The U.S. Supreme Court has expressly held, in 2011's American Electric Power Company v. CT (131 S.CT. 2527), the Clean Air Act displaces federal common law claims based on fossil fuel emissions. The Supreme Court has acknowledged that private plaintiffs can bring federal tort claims, both Keenan and Alsup wrote, but its most recent decisions have urged federal courts to be extremely leery of overextending the reach of USA laws and intruding in matters that implicate foreign policy concerns.
Chevron attorney Theodore J. Boutrous of the law firm Gibson Dunn said that Judge Keenan "got it exactly right".
A three-time Open champion, he has not played in the Open since 2015 and last lifted the Claret Jug twelve years ago. It was all pars and a solitary birdie on the front nine but the journey home was riveting. "I really did.
It caps a stunning stretch for the 15th-ranked Molinari, who has won on the PGA and European Tours in the previous two months. His chances of being named champion golfer two years running were fully extinguished with two more bogeys on the way home.
Her lawyer Joyner Okonjo said Ruth was now a devout Muslim and had been attending a course in theology for the past one year. The views are shared by the Kenya National Commission on human rights who also want her sentence commuted to life in prison.
The gunman drove away with Hernandez still in the back auto , sources tell TMZ , but he was able to jump out and run away. An ambulance was called and the rapper was taken to hospital where he remains, having undergone CT scans and other tests.
La banda Thirty Seconds to Mars anunció este viernes su regreso a los escenarios mexicanos con dos conciertos. La presentación en la capital mexicana será el 11 de octubre en la Arena Ciudad de México .
Apple , in contrast, tightly controls its software and hardware, so an application that works on one device works on all. This plan could badly disrupt its ad revenue and leave a huge mess of incompatible Android phones behind.
Trump claims his campaign was illegally spied upon
Whole sections in the application - detailing the FBI's justification for believing Page was a Russian agent - are blacked out. The surveillance of Mr Page became in February the subject of intense rivalry between Republican and Democratic lawmakers.