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Baltimore Urges Supreme Court to Ditch Industry Climate Petition

June 30, 2020, 7:39 PM

Baltimore is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a petition from oil and gas companies fending off the city’s climate-focused lawsuit against them.

The technical legal question at issue in the industry’s petition hasn’t created a significant split among appellate courts and isn’t worth the justices’ time, Baltimore lawyers said in a brief Monday.

At issue is the Maryland city’s 2018 lawsuit that aims to force Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc, and others to pay for local impacts of global climate change, which is primarily driven by fossil fuel use. The case has bounced between state and federal...

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