Northern California U.S. District Judge William Alsup has dismissed the climate change lawsuits filed against BP (NYSE: BP), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), and Shell (NYSE: RDS.A)  by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland.

The lawsuits were filed last September against the five big oil companies alleging that the carbon emissions from their fossil fuel production had created an unlawful public nuisance because they result in greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to worldwide climate change and ...


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