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Oil Companies Suffer Latest Defeat in Rhode Island Climate Case

May 23, 2022, 9:28 PM

Oil giants including Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. lost another bid on Monday to keep a state climate liability case out of state court.

After reviewing an industry appeal in Rhode Island’s climate case for the second time, a US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit panel again ruled to keep the case in state court where it was filed.

The companies, looking to keep the case in federal court where they may have an advantage, “fall short” of proving there is a federal claim presented in the case, according to the ruling.

“To give away the opinion’s ...