imperial beach, two counties sue fossil fuel companies for money to deal with sea level rise

Imperial Beach, two counties sue fossil fuel companies for money to deal with sea level rise

A number of earlier lawsuits against oil and gas companies failed because they focused on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, said Ann Carlson, faculty director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law.

“Here, this is a more conventional lawsuit” in the sense of asking for damages, she said. “The lawyers have done a very good job. The courts will have to take this seriously.”