States, organizations, scientists urge court to keep climate suits in state court

February 1, 2019 by maitreyi.karthik@climate-connect.com

(Source: Climate Liability News) Eight briefs were filed on Wednesday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the California communities trying to keep their climate liability lawsuits against fossil fuel companies in state court. The friend-of-the-court briefs came from government groups, two advocacy organizations, prominent climate scientists, academics who study climate deception and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

The suits seek to hold more than a dozen fossil fuel companies accountable for the impacts of climate change, which science has shown is overwhelmingly driven by the burning of fossil fuels. The communities also detail in their complaints decades of deception by the industry around climate change. Read full article….

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