Multnomah County Targets “Broader, Global Impact” With New Climate Lawsuit

Multnomah County, Oregon is the latest to join the climate litigation fray, filing a lawsuit against American oil and gas companies on Thursday. This development is hardly a surprise, as familiar players in the climate litigation campaign have been circling the Pacific Northwest for years, paying particularly close attention to the local leadership of Multnomah County.

The New York Times reports, “Multnomah County is suing oil and gas companies including Exxon Mobil, Shell and BP, as well as the American Petroleum Institute, Koch Industries and the consulting firm McKinsey & Co.” for damages related to the 2021 heat dome weather event that caused record high temperatures across the Pacific Northwest.

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