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Supreme Court rejects fossil fuel companies’ appeal over climate change lawsuits

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2023
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The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from fossil fuel companies over climate change lawsuits brought by local governments in several states.

Suncor Energy and Exxon Mobil Corp. petitioned the high court last year over a lawsuit by local governments in Colorado, asking the justices to decide if they should be sued in state or federal court. 

The companies had wanted the lawsuits to be decided in federal courts so there’s a uniform response.

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