Md. Capital Latest To Sue Energy Giants Over Climate Change

Law360 (February 23, 2021, 2:45 PM EST) -- Annapolis, Maryland, is the latest local government to sue Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and other energy industry figures in state court in an effort to make them pay for infrastructure-related damages caused by climate change.

Annapolis, the home of the U.S. Naval Academy that sits on the waterfront, is bringing nuisance, failure to warn and trespass claims against the biggest players in the industry, according to the 171-page complaint filed Monday. The city is also accusing major fossil fuel companies, as well as the American Petroleum Institute, of violating the state's consumer protection law by engaging in a prolonged campaign...

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