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It May Have Just Gotten A Lot Easier To Sue Exxon And Shell For Climate Change Devastation

A new investigation provides the most “robust” evidence yet connecting fossil fuel companies to climate-related human rights violations, legal experts say.

Judge clears Exxon in investor fraud case over climate risk disclosure

The judge excoriated the New York AG, but also said: 'nothing in this opinion is intended to absolve Exxon from responsibility for contributing to climate change.'

The Clean Water Case of the Century

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to review Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui. The fate of the nation’s clean water hangs in the balance.

Can climate ‘test cases’ move forward? It’s up to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is set to decide soon whether to greenlight state-court proceedings for several cases in which state and local government officials seek to hold oil companies accountable for their role in climate change.

ExxonMobil Accused of Pressuring Witnesses in Climate Fraud Case

By Jessica CorbettNew York state prosecutors last week accused ExxonMobil of trying to discourage witnesses from testifying against the company in a climate fraud case, leading the head of the environmental group to declare…

Exxon accused of pressuring witnesses in climate fraud case

New York's attorney general wants a judge to stop the oil giant from subpoenaing documents from investors, saying it would 'discourage them from testifying'.

What’s Next for the Youth Climate Lawsuit

By Fran KortenOn June 4, Andrea Rodgers was in the front row of attorneys sitting before a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court. The court session, held in Portland, Oregon, was to determine whether…

Trump Administration Files Another Set of Appeals to Stop Kids Climate Case

By Dana Drugmand
Despite continual rejections of its many appeals to stop the landmark youth climate case Juliana v. United States, the Trump administration is continuing its effort to thwart the trial. It filed a new set of…

Former Shell Employee Challenges Pension Fund Over Climate Risks

By Ucilia Wang
A former Shell employee in the United Kingdom is challenging the managers of the company’s pension fund to prove they are protecting the fund’s beneficiaries by adequately managing climate risks in their investment decisions.

Exxon Loses 2nd Shot At Slipping Investors’ Climate Suit

By Bonnie Eslinger
The brief order from U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade provides no explanation for the court’s decision other than to say it was made “(a)fter carefully considering [Exxon’s] motion,” the investor plaintiffs’ response, the company’s reply,…