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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 …

Wetlands Loss Suits Against Oil Companies to Stay in Louisiana State Courts

Oil companies facing lawsuits that blame them for coastal wetlands loss in Louisiana have lost an attempt to move the suits to federal court. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Aug. 10 upheld a decision …

Imelda Blamed for Mass Release of Air Pollutants in Industrialized SE Texas

Flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda triggered the release of about 100,000 pounds (45,000 kilograms) of toxic air pollutants from chemical plants and refineries in Southeast Texas, state environmental records show. Industrial facilities are vulnerable when struck by storms like …

Exxon Bid to Halt Climate Change Probes Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the attorney general of Massachusetts to obtain records from Exxon Mobil Corp to probe whether the oil company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in …

New York Says Exxon Misled Investors About Climate Risks

New York’s attorney general on Wednesday sued Exxon Mobil, saying the Texas energy giant has misled investors about the risks that climate change poses to its operations. The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Barbara Underwood is the latest in a …

Arkansas, Feds Want Exxon to Pay $1.8M for Oil Spill Damage

State and federal officials are asking Exxon Mobil to pay more than $1.8 million in compensation for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the state Game and Fish Commission proposed the settlement Tuesday. The funds …

Court Declines to Tear Up New Jersey’s $225M Settlement with Exxon

A New Jersey appeals court on Monday turned down a request from environmental groups and a former state senator to undo a $225 million pollution settlement between the state and Exxon Mobil. Appellate Division Judge Carmen Messano, writing on behalf …

Federal Appeals Court Voids Exxon Pipeline Safety Order

An appeals court has voided an order that would have required Exxon Mobil to revise its pipeline safety procedures after a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued the order in 2015, and it …

Companies May Soon Be Required to Disclose Financial Impact of Climate Risk

Companies’ disclosure of risks to their business from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as investor pressure gathers pace, climate finance experts said on Tuesday. Investors have urged companies, particularly those operating in the oil, gas and …

Judge: Exxon Must Pay $20M for Emissions from Texas Plant

A judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a penalty of nearly $20 million for releasing 10 million pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of eight years from a complex it operates east of Houston. U.S. District …