More California Communities File Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Companies

Posted In Climate Change, News
Dec
21


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The city and county of Santa Cruz have filed lawsuits against 29 fossil fuel companies, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and Shell, holding them responsible for the impacts of climate change, the news site Climate Liability News reported.

The new lawsuits join a growing number of California communities that have filed suit against oil and gas companies to hold them accountable for their role in driving climate change…

Read Full Article, Yale E360 (12-21-2017)

Santa Cruz county, city sue fossil-fuel companies over climate change; The Santa Cruz Sentinel (12-20-2017)
The complaints, filed Wednesday in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, allege negligence on the part of the companies and seek damages that could range up to hundreds of millions of dollars… The actions are the latest in a salvo of lawsuits filed in recent months by San Francisco, Oakland and San Mateo County…
Industry groups have maintained that the courts are not the proper venue to solve issues related to climate change, but according to Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, the extraction industry aggressively lobbies against attempts at regulation…

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