Bloomberg Law
Dec. 11, 2019, 4:40 PMUpdated: Dec. 11, 2019, 5:36 PM

BP, Others Tell Court Climate Case Aims to ‘Punish’ Industry (1)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Energy industry lawyers are urging federal judges to block the city of Baltimore from using state courts to “punish” production of “socially useful” oil and gas.

BP Plc and other companies faced off with Baltimore lawyers Dec. 11 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., the latest showdown in a multifront legal campaign to get companies to pay up for greenhouse gases spewed from fossil fuel combustion.

The issue at the Fourth Circuit is whether Baltimore’s climate case against energy companies belongs in state or federal court. The city’s end game is to get ...

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