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Connecticut v. AEP: The New Normal? Joy C. Fuhr Are global warming claims really simple tort claims, no more complex than discharges of raw sewage into Lake Michigaan That’s the conclusion drawn by the Second Circuit in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co., 2009 U.S. App. Lexis 20873 (Sept. 21, 2009). The American Electric Power Co. (AEP) court held that eight states, the City of New York, and three private land trusts could maintain a federal common law public nuisance abatement action...