Oakland v. BP PLC

ELR Citation: 48 ELR 20105
No(s). 3:17-cv-06012-WHA (N.D. Cal. Jun 25, 2018) (Alsup, J.)

A district court granted oil companies' motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco alleging that the companies make and sell products that create a public nuisance—global-warming-induced sea-level rise—when combusted. The cities further alleged that the oil co...