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U.S. Court Says State Courts Are Proper Forum for Climate Suits Against Big Oil

Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by energy …

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 …

Trump Hands Climate Leadership Role to China to Dismay of Global Leaders

President Donald Trump’s decision to isolate the U.S. on climate change triggered waves of complaints from government and business leaders around the world and handed China a golden opportunity to burnish its image as a global leader. Trump’s withdrawal from …

Mississippi Homeowners Renew Lawsuit Against Exxon Over Alligators

Tom Christmas and his wife argue that they didn’t discover the 84-plus alligators on land next to their homestead until four years after they bought the property in southwest Mississippi. ExxonMobil Corp. counters that the Christmases’ real estate agent told …

Feds Send Corrective Order to Exxon After Arkansas Oil Leak

Federal pipeline safety officials have issued a corrective action order to ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. after one of its pipelines ruptured last week in central Arkansas. The order from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration comes after ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline …

Feds: Few Montana Pipeline Plans Account For River Risks

Federal officials investigating a pipeline break that spilled 1,500 barrels of oil into a Montana river said Wednesday that few companies take river erosion and other risks into account when evaluating pipeline safety. In recent months, several companies have completed …

Probe Into Montana Oil Spill Cause to Take Months

A federal safety official says it will probably be months before investigators know what caused an ExxonMobil oil pipeline to rupture near Billings, Mont., spilling about 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River. Cynthia Quarterman, head of the …

Exxon Says 40 Montana Properties Damaged by Oil Spill

About 40 Montana landowners have reported contamination of their property by crude oil spilled from a ruptured Exxon Mobil pipeline into the flood-swollen Yellowstone River over the weekend, the company said Wednesday. As the scope of property damage came into …

New Jersey High Court Denies Exxon Appeal of $7 Million Award

The New Jersey Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from ExxonMobil over $7 million awarded to a woman who claimed she got cancer from her husband’s asbestos-laden clothes. A jury in 2008 found Bonnie Anderson had contracted mesothelioma from washing …