Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Oil Giants Bring Two Additional Supreme Court Climate Bids

Dec. 6, 2022, 9:31 PM

Energy companies urged Supreme Court justices to examine climate liability suits from Rhode Island and Hawaii, adding to a growing caseload of similar petitions currently pending before the court.

Attorneys for companies including BP PLC, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips, and Exxon Mobile Corp. asked high court justices to examine questions regarding federal court jurisdiction over climate issues in dual petitions filed Friday in cases brought by Rhode Island and Hawaiian municipalities, including the counties of Maui and Honolulu.

The petitions raise questions of whether “transboundary” greenhouse gas pollution issues arise under federal law—similar arguments to petitions pending ...