Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2020, 4:25 PMUpdated: May 26, 2020, 9:44 PM

Big Oil Loses Bid to Move California Climate Court Fight (2)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

California cities and counties cleared an important hurdle in their legal fight to get major oil companies including BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp., and Chevron Corp. to pay tens of billions of dollars to deal with the effects of climate change.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said Tuesday that San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo County, and other jurisdictions can pursue their lawsuits in state court rather than in a federal venue thought to be more favorable to the energy industry.

The decision doesn’t guarantee the local governments will ultimately prevail, but it paves the way for ...

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