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How two city attorneys are trying to stick Big Oil with the bill for a changing climate, by @EskSF:

How two city attorneys are trying to stick Big Oil with the bill for a changing climate, by @EskSF:

Read more from the Power Issue here . In 2011, a Mountain View man named Kiel Sturm sued the world. The case, Sturm v. The World , was filed in district court in San Jose. In it, Sturm stated that “defendant, The World, is a horrible place to live and do business.” His request for relief included claims of more than $1 trillion. Judge Lucy Koh eventually dismissed Sturm’s case. Among other complications, he lacked standing to take on “The World,” which, as Koh drily wrote, “is not a person or entity that can be sued.” In September of this year, San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera and his Oakland counterpart, Barbara J. Parker, filed suits not against the world, but in defense of it. In separate but intertwined actions, Herrera and Parker targeted the world’s five largest investor-owned fossil fuel producers—Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, BP, and Royal Dutch Sh...

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