The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition for an en banc hearing to reconsider its decision not to revive the Alaskan Village of Kivalina’s public nuisance lawsuit alleging that greenhouse gas (GHG ) emissions from several energy companies caused global warming which melted sea ice that once protected the village from fall and winter storms. Native Vill. of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp., No. 09-17490 (9th Cir. 11/27/12). In a September 2012 decision, a Ninth Circuit panel majority ruled that the Clean Air Act and federal regulations preempted federal common-law claims for injunctive relief against GHG emissions. In a one-page order, the court denied the village’s petition for rehearing before the entire Ninth Circuit bench.