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Judge Allows Environmentalists' Landmark Climate Permit Suit To Proceed

March 14, 2019
A federal judge is allowing environmentalists to proceed with potentially precedent-setting litigation alleging oil giant ExxonMobil violated federal water and waste law provisions because one of its terminals is not doing enough to prevent pollution releases caused by climate change impacts like rising sea levels and frequent severe storms. During a March 13 hearing, Senior Judge Mark L. Wolf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejected the company's motion to dismiss the suit brought by the...

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