Lawsuits Seeking Damages for Climate Change Face Critical Legal Challenges

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27012020/supreme-court-climate-change-cases-fossil-fuel-accountability

Big oil and gas companies maneuver to steer the lawsuits into federal court, setting the stage for a possible showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court.

With a dozen state and local governments in court seeking damages related to climate change from fossil fuel companies, the U.S. Supreme Court may be the final stop for an  industry seeking protection from billion dollar verdicts.

At some point, one of the lawsuits is likely to drop into the lap of the high court and its newly cemented conservative block of justices.

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Original Title: Lawsuits Seeking Damages for Climate Change Face Critical Legal Challenges
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