Judge’s Ruling in Rhode Island Suit Against Fossil Fuels Raises Questions

Judge William Smith of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island remanded Rhode Island’s lawsuit targeting 21 fossil fuel companies to state court on Monday. Rhode Island is seeking damages from energy companies to pay for the future costs of climate change.

Compared to his peers who have judged similar climate litigation cases across the country, Judge Smith’s ruling was uncommon.

Read more at EID Climate.

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