Bloomberg Law
March 19, 2018, 2:49 PM

Chevron, Oil Giants Lose Latest Fight Over Climate Jurisdiction

Kartikay Mehrotra
Kartikay Mehrotra
Bloomberg News

California cities and counties seeking to hold five of the largest oil companies accountable for their contribution to climate change through a trio of lawsuits will make their case in California state court, a federal district court judge decided.

The March 16 decision, viewed by both sides as a defeat for Chevron, BP, Exxon, ConocoPhilips and Shell, creates a split among a pair of San Francisco federal judges over where the cases should be heard. State court is seen as more favorable to the cities and counties because there’s a federal precedent for climate law that would tip ...

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