Climate Litigation Suffers Another Blow in Federal Court

Climate activists struck out in federal court again last week after a judge dismissed their class action lawsuit against ExxonMobil, whom they accused of inadequate disclosure of climate risk. The dismissal could pose a challenge for New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, who recently announced that his office is pressing ExxonMobil for more disclosure on the same issue.

Last week’s rule comes on the heels of another federal judge dismissing activist allegations that oil and natural gas companies engaged in a conspiracy to suppress climate science, suggesting activists may be losing ground in convincing public officials to join a fringe environmentalist campaign against energy producers.

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