New York City's Climate Suit Against Big Oil Thrown Out

Law360 (July 19, 2018, 3:21 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday nixed New York City's suit seeking to hold ExxonMobil, BP and other oil giants accountable for climate change-related infrastructure damage, saying that the Big Apple's state-law claims are trumped by federal law.

ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP and Royal Dutch Shell won their bid for dismissal of New York City's suit attempting to hold the oil companies responsible for infrastructure damage stemming from climate change. (AP) Echoing skepticism he raised during a June hearing on ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP and Royal Dutch Shell's bid to dismiss New York's suit, U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan said the...

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