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Climate Litigation Spreads across the United States

, climate accountability campaign director

Despite a speed bump with last week’s Supreme Court decision to hear an appeal from fossil fuel company defendants in Baltimore’s climate lawsuit, litigation as a strategy for holding fossil fuel companies accountable for climate damages and fraud continues to develop and spread. And science is vital to inform climate litigation. That’s why UCS is launching the Science Hub for Climate Litigation—not a moment too soon. Learn how we and our partners are connecting scientists, experts, legal scholars, and practitioners working at the nexus of science and climate litigation. Read more >

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Koch Industries’ Pine Bend refinery in Rosemount, Minnesota, supplies half of the state’s motor fuel. Tony Webster/Flickr CC by 2.0

Minnesota Sues ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and Top Oil and Gas Trade Association for Climate-Related Consumer Fraud

, senior writer

On Wednesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and the American Petroleum Institute (API), the leading US oil and gas industry trade association.

The suit alleges that the two companies and the trade association violated state consumer protection laws by misleading Minnesotans about the role fossil fuels play in causing the climate crisis. Read more >

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