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DOJ Urges Court to Reconsider Oakland’s Climate Case

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The U.S. federal government is pushing the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling that revived Oakland and San Francisco’s lawsuits targeting energy companies for the alleged costs of climate change.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus brief in support of the companies’ petition urging the Ninth Circuit to rehear the case, arguing that the lawsuit “presents questions of federal law as to which the United States has a substantial interest and which warrant rehearing.”

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