Professor Ann Carlson and Cara Horowitz were cited in Climatewire on the Department of Justice and Trump administration’s attempt to throw out two California cities’ lawsuits that seek to make oil companies pay for climate change damages. Horowitz states, "These claims are novel but not crazy, and Judge Alsup has a reputation for wading through complexity. I'm not sure how much DOJ throwing sand into the gears will matter here." Carlson noted, "I'm not sure DOJ's presence in the case will have much influence on his decision. Indeed DOJ's presence could even help the plaintiff cities in the case."