May 5, 2018 / 12:14 AM / 5 months ago

San Francisco, Oakland urge federal judge to keep climate change suit alive

Lawyers for the California cities of San Francisco and Oakland told a federal judge their climate change lawsuit should proceed, arguing that their attempts to hold large oil and gas companies responsible for climate change-related costs are proper under federal law.

In response to the companies’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the cities on Thursday told U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco that their public nuisance claims are not precluded by federal statutes.

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