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People of California v. BP P.L.C.

ELR Citation: 48 ELR 20036
Nos. 17-06011, -12, (N.D. Cal., 02/27/2018) (Alsup, J.)

A district court held that San Francisco and Oakland, California, may not remove back to state court their climate change public nuisance actions against several oil companies. The defendants—the largest cumulative producers of fossil fuels worldwide—timely invoked federal common law as a grounds for removal to federal court....

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