Oakland, SF Seek 9th Circ. Revival Of Climate Change Suits

By Michael Phillis (August 28, 2018, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Oakland and San Francisco have notified a California federal court that they are appealing to the Ninth Circuit a federal judge's decision to throw out their suits seeking to hold global energy giants including BP and Chevron liable for climate change-related infrastructure damage.

The cities filed separate notices of appeal Friday telling the federal district court they wanted to revive the suits that were dismissed by U.S. District Judge William H. Alsup in June.

Judge Alsup nixed the suits, saying global warming should be tackled by lawmakers rather than the courts. He said he wasn't convinced that the oil giants' promotion...

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