"San Francisco, Oakland Sue Oil Giants Over Climate Change"

"The lawsuits argue that Exxon, Chevron and the other companies knew the global warming risks their products were creating. "

"San Francisco and Oakland sued five major oil companies in the state courts on Wednesday in the latest attempts to hold fossil fuel producers accountable for the effects of climate change.

The parallel lawsuits call for the companies to pay what could become billions of dollars into a fund for the coastal infrastructure necessary to protect property and neighborhoods against sea level rise in the sister cities, which face each other across San Francisco Bay.

California's Marin and San Mateo counties and by the city of Imperial Beach in San Diego County filed similar lawsuits against 37 fossil fuel companies earlier this summer."

InsideClimate News had the story September 20, 2017.

Source: InsideClimate News, 09/21/2017