Biden Backs Local Governments’ Climate Nuisance Claims Against Oil Majors

March 17, 2023
The Biden administration is supporting dozens of climate change nuisance cases brought by local, county and state governments in state courts against oil majors -- seeking to collect potentially billions of dollars in damages -- telling the Supreme Court, in a case brought by Boulder, CO, that it should deny industry’s effort to have the cases heard in federal court. The administration’s position -- articulated by Solicitor General (SG) Elizabeth Prelogar in a March 16 brief in Suncor Energy, USA...

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