By Keith Goldberg (January 1, 2020, 12:04 PM EST) -- Climate change will take center stage in energy-related courtroom battles in 2020, with fossil fuel companies and the federal government in the hot seat for their alleged roles in exacerbating climate change and for the Trump administration's easing of greenhouse gas emissions regulations.
Federal circuit courts are poised to weigh in on whether municipalities can seek climate-related infrastructure damages from energy giants including ExxonMobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and BP PLC, and whether the federal government is unconstitutionally promoting fossil fuel use at the climate's expense.
Those courts will also determine the legality of the Trump administration's repeal and replacement of the...
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