Supreme Court rules against major oil firms in public nuisance lawsuits


The Supreme Court delivered a setback for Suncor, ExxonMobil and other major oil companies in their fight against climate-change lawsuits, ruling that the suits will remain in state and not be moved to federal courts as the companies wanted.

The court’s ruling came this week as local governments in Boulder, Colorado and Boulder County filed suit against Suncor and ExxonMobil. The oil companies felt they stood a better chance in federal courts rather than state courts. They were sued in what is described as public-nuisance suits accusing them of environmental harms from the emissions of greenhouse gases reported National Review.

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