Global Warming

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

Questions remain as to whether conversations conformed to local lobbying laws

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.

Rhode Island Opens Up New Front in Climate Change Lawsuit Offensive

New legal challenge comes just one week after similar federal case is dismissed

The Rhode Island attorney general filed a lawsuit in state court against ExxonMobil (Exxon), BP, Shell, and others, arguing that the energy producers knew their product contributed to climate change, but "engaged in a coordinated, multi-front effort to conceal and deny their own knowledge" of possible resulting threats.