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    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    CA Court Rejects Lawsuit Against Oil Companies

    Judge Dismisses Suit Against Oil Companies Over Climate Change Costs

    John Schwartz, June 25, 2018 (NY Times)

    “…[A closely watched lawsuit brought by San Francisco and Oakland against Exxon, Chevron, Shell, BP, and ConocoPhillips over the costs of dealing with climate change was dismissed in] a stinging defeat for the plaintiffs…[that] raises warning flags for other local governments around the United States that have filed similar suits…[Federal District Court of San Francisco Judge William Alsup] acknowledged the science of global warming and the great risks to the planet, as did the oil and gas companies being sued…[But he ruled the court ‘will stay its hand in favor of solutions by the legislative and executive branches’ because] the companies were not solely at fault…[He wrote that] the industrial revolution and the development of our modern world has literally been fueled by oil and coal…[and he asked if it is right to] ignore our own responsibility in the use of fossil fuels and place the blame for global warming on those who supplied what we demanded…” click here for more

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