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Supreme Court Sets Arguments in Big Oil Climate Showdown

Nov. 25, 2020, 3:27 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Jan. 19 in a closely watched procedural case involving climate litigation.

The high court released its January argument schedule on Wednesday, setting BP Plc v. Mayor & City Council of Baltimore for the day before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  • The case stems from Baltimore’s effort to make BP, Chevron Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp., and other companies pay for local-level harms associated with climate change—which is driven by fossil fuel use.
  • The justices earlier this year agreed to review a technical issue in the case: the scope of appellate review in a skirmish...

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