Law Firm Pitching Climate Suits Sought to Evade Detection by Open Records

Sher Edling, the law firm heading up a number of climate lawsuits brought by governments against oil producers like Exxon and BP, sought to move some of their conversations with the city of Miami Beach offline with the express concern of hoping to keep the discussion’s details out of documents that might later be obtained through open records requests.

Emails Show Law Firm Pitching Miami on Climate Lawsuit

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The California-based law firm Sher Edling pitched the idea of a municipal lawsuit against major energy producers to top officials within the city of Miami that would seek to extract compensation from oil companies for present and future damages due to the effects of climate change, according to emails obtained through open records requests.