Oil companies think they’ll win in federal court, and they’ve been trying to get each city, county and state climate lawsuit moved there.
A wave of lawsuits brought by local and state governments that are trying to hold oil companies accountable for climate change got a boost when federal judges in Rhode Island and Maryland sent two of the cases back to state court.
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Original Title: Why Cities Suing Over Climate Change Want the Fight in State Court, Not Federal
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