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Charleston, South Carolina Sues Big Oil Companies Over Climate Change Costs

Charleston is now the first city in the American South to sue major oil companies in an attempt to hold them accountable for the “daunting” costs of climate change, city officials announced Sept. 9. The 24 defendants in the city’s …

Delaware Joins List of States and Localities Suing Big Oil

Delaware has joined the list of state and local governments that have sued the petroleum industry in an attempt to hold oil producers accountable for costs related to climate change. The attorney general’s office joined forces with a California law …

Baltimore Lawsuit Blames Oil and Gas Companies for Climate Change

The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change. …

New York’s Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

A U.S. judge threw out New York’s lawsuit seeking to hold five of the world’s biggest oil companies financially responsible for contributing to climate change. U.S. District Judge John Keenan dismissed the city’s claims against Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., …

BNSF Looks to Resume Service in Iowa After Derailment

BNSF Railway Co. on Monday said it could resume service Tuesday on a stretch of northwestern Iowa track damaged when a train left the track and crude oil spilled from derailed cars. The crude oil train derailed near Doon, Iowa, …

BNSF: Train Derailed in Iowa; Estimated 230,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled

An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south …

Oil Companies Ask to Throw Out New York’s Climate Change Lawsuit

A group of the world’s biggest oil companies asked a judge to throw out New York City’s lawsuit seeking to hold them responsible for costs related to climate change. ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. argued in a hearing …

Oil Companies Ask Judge to Kill NYC’s Global Warming Lawsuit

Five of the world’s biggest oil companies asked a judge to throw out New York City’s lawsuit seeking to hold them responsible for costs related to the environmental changes caused by their products. BP Plc, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil …

New York Sues Fossil Fuel Majors, Plans Divestment from Pension Funds

New York City announced on Wednesday that it filed a multibillion dollar lawsuit against five top oil companies, citing their “contributions to global warming,” as it said it would divest fossil fuel investments from its $189 billion public pension funds …

2 Northern California Cities Are Suing Big Oil Firms Over Climate Change

California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents. The lawsuits, filed in state courts …