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Maryland Capital Sues Oil, Gas Companies Over Climate Change

Maryland’s capital city has filed a lawsuit against 26 oil and gas companies, saying their industry was taking the environment to a point where fighting climate change would be difficult. The City of Annapolis filed the lawsuit in Anne Arundel …

Shell Fights Landmark Case Alleging Its Climate Change Stance Harms Human Rights

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is in court in The Hague for the final hearing in a landmark case that could force it to reduce its carbon footprint. The case brought by the Dutch arm of Friends of the Earth, Milieudefensie, …

Shell Faces Climate Change Lawsuit in Dutch Court

AMSTERDAM – Environmental activists took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Tuesday, demanding the energy firm drastically reduce the production of oil and gas to limit its effects on climate change. Seven activist groups, including Greenpeace and Friends of the …

Rhode Island Climate Change Suit Remains in State Court

A lawsuit filed by the state of Rhode Island against 21 fossil fuel companies seeking damages for the impacts of climate change will be allowed to proceed in state court, a federal appeals court has ruled. The decision Thursday by …

Report: 6 Texas Refineries Releasing Cancer-Causing Pollutant Above Federal Threshold

An environmental nonprofit has released an analysis of first-of-its-kind air monitoring data that shows benzene levels at 10 U.S. petroleum refineries exceeded limits Eight years ago, two environmental nonprofits sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The agency was a decade …

Rhode Island Attorney General Sues Fossil Fuel Companies

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin filed a lawsuit Monday against 21 fossil fuel companies demanding damages associated with sea level rise and water cycles. In the complaint filed in Providence County Superior Court, Kilmartin said the companies are knowingly …

Shell Plans to Restart Europe’s Biggest Oil Refinery After Recent Fire

Royal Dutch Shell Plc will attempt on Friday to restart one of two crude units at Europe’s biggest oil refinery that were halted by a fire late last month, a person with knowledge of the matter said. European diesel prices …

Shell Closes Most Units at Netherlands Refinery After Fire

Royal Dutch Shell is shutting down most units at its refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands after a fire at a high-voltage electricity switch station. Shell spokesman Thijs van Velzen says the fire started late Saturday and was extinguished by Sunday …

Shell/ExxonMobil Firm Held Liable by Dutch Court for ‘Psychological Suffering’

A Dutch court has ruled that an energy company jointly owned by Shell and ExxonMobil is liable for the psychological suffering of residents in the north of the country whose homes have been damaged by small earthquakes caused by gas …

Louisiana Politicians Join Suits Blaming Big Oil for Coastal Ruin

The oil industry has left a big footprint along the Gulf Coast, where a Delaware-sized stretch of Louisiana has disappeared. But few politicians would blame Big Oil for ecosystem abuse in a state where the industry employs up to 300,000 …