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New York, City of v. Chevron Corp.

ELR Case

The Second Circuit affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages from oil companies for harms caused by climate change. New York City sued the companies under state tort law to recover damages caused by the companies' legal commercial...

H.R. 2184

ELR Congressional Update

Honolulu, City & County of v. Sunoco LP

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit denied oil companies' motions to stay a district court order remanding to state court two lawsuits alleging the companies concealed the dangers of fossil fuels to the climate. The companies argued that if the suits...

Honolulu, City and County of v. Sunoco LP

ELR Case

A district court remanded to state court climate liability lawsuits brought by the city and county of Honolulu and the county of Maui against oil companies. The companies argued the suits should remain in federal court because...

Rhode Island v. Shell Oil Products Co., L.L.C.

ELR Case

The First Circuit affirmed a district court order remanding to state court Rhode Island's climate change lawsuit against several oil companies. The companies argued that the suit was properly removed to federal court because the state's...

H.R. 8411

ELR Congressional Update

Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. BP P.L.C.

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit upheld a district court order that remanded to state court the city of Baltimore's climate change case against oil companies. The city alleged it sustained climate change-related injuries, including an increase in sea...

H.R. 851

ELR Congressional Update

Sierra Club v. Elk Run Coal Co.

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a motion to dismiss environmental groups' citizen suit against five coal companies alleging thousands of violations of the CWA and SMCRA in West Virginia. Because EPA entered into a consent decree with...