Energy Companies Cite Boulder Climate Lawsuit In Asking SCOTUS To Resolve Jurisdictional Issues

Coming off a U.S. Supreme Court win last year, energy companies have once again petitioned the high court to resolve a key jurisdictional issue in the climate litigation campaign, this time citing the lawsuit filed by the City and County of Boulder and the County of San Miguel, which has struggled to build local support in the four years since it was filed.

In a petition filed last week, Suncor and ExxonMobil are asking SCOTUS to overturn a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that would remand the case back to state court, arguing that federal courts are the proper venue to hear such litigation as climate change is a global phenomena that transcends state borders.

ExxonMobil and Suncor’s petition is the first to be submitted to resolve a growing circuit split in the matter of jurisdiction of climate cases.

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