By Todd Thacker (June 22, 2022, 5:05 PM EDT) — In jurisdictions across the country, state and local governments have moved one step closer to holding energy companies liable for damages to public infrastructure allegedly caused by climate change.
Rapid-fire opinions from federal circuit courts across the nation have answered the question “Can these actions be brought in state court?” with a unanimous “yes” — save for one possible outlier.
If this trend continues, and the claimants can establish their respective cases in state courts, then — absent U.S. Supreme Court intervention — the American energy sector could be facing a deluge of liability claims. Such claims could drive up energy…
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