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Exxon Gets Break in Climate Adaptation Case in Massachusetts (1)

March 23, 2020, 3:09 PM; Updated: March 23, 2020, 8:11 PM

A federal court in Massachusetts has agreed to freeze a landmark climate adaptation lawsuit involving an Exxon Mobil Corp. terminal near Boston.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Saturday said it would pause proceedings in the Conservation Law Foundation’s case until the Environmental Protection Agency takes action on a related permit.

The court’s decision sidelines, for now, a closely watched lawsuit that could serve as a model for other efforts to force companies to reckon with the impacts of climate change on their physical operations. The Conservation Law Foundation said it’s considering ...

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