Bloomberg Law
July 9, 2020, 3:53 PM

Big Oil Asks Ninth Circuit to Rethink California Climate Case

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., and other oil giants are calling on federal judges to rethink their recent revival of efforts to make the industry pay for the impacts of climate change.

Company lawyers say a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit “overlooked or misapprehended several key issues” when it gave new life to lawsuits from San Francisco and Oakland that a district court had previously dismissed.

The filing asks for a rehearing before the panel, or before a larger slate of 11 judges.

San Francisco and Oakland are two of a growing ...