Rhode Island Is Latest To Sue Oil Majors Over Climate Change

Rhode Island became the first state to file a lawsuit on July 2 against multiple oil majors. The lawsuit accuses the companies of contributing to climate change that is damaging infrastructure and coastal communities in the state, according to Reuters.

The lawsuit announced by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin seeks to hold oil companies responsible for costs associated with climate change and uses the public nuisance argument filed in similar cases by several local governments nationally.