Global climate laws threatened by rise in investor-state disputes

Global climate laws threatened by rise in investor-state disputes

A global rise in investor lawsuits against nation-sates is putting climate protection laws under threat, activists warn. Now, the EU is pushing to set up its own investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system. EURACTIV Germany reports. It is not uncommon for companies to sue governments. According to UN figures, 117 states worldwide are currently being dragged to court for allegedly putting private investments at risk. As a result, governments often prefer watering down their planned environmental laws in order to ward off potential litigation. France, for instance, softened its climate protection…

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Dolphins discipline Bobby McCain after confrontation with 13-year-old fan

Dolphins discipline Bobby McCain after confrontation with 13-year-old fan

Miami Dolphins safety Bobby McCain will be disciplined by the team for his verbal confrontation with a 13-year-old boy who was rooting for the Buffalo Bills. According to the Buffalo News, the incident occurred before the Dolphins’ loss at the Bills on Sunday. The publication says the boy had been heckling McCain and called him “irrelevant”. The player then allegedly threatened to spit at the teenager “It’s a serious allegation,” Undersheriff Mark Wipperman, the incident commander for Bills home games, told the newspaper. Another Bills fan, Dylan Wentland, said McCain…

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