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Tag Archives: environmental law

Government groups back Baltimore’s high court fight against Big Oil (access required)

Groups representing state and local governments are supporting Baltimore in its U.S. Supreme Court fight to ensure the city’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil is heard in state rather the federal court. In a brief filed with the justices ...

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Baltimore’s claim against Big Oil should be in U.S. court, businesses say (access required)

Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil should be heard in federal rather than state court, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told the U.S. Supreme Court this week in expressing support for the fossil fuel companies’ appeal. In papers filed ...

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Justices will hear Big Oil’s bid to move Baltimore suit to U.S. court (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Big Oil’s bid to have Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit against the fossil fuel companies litigated in federal rather than state court. In an order Friday, the justices said they will review the companies’ argument ...

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Maryland reaches $33.5M ‘defeat devices’ settlement with Volkswagen (access required)

Volkswagen AG will pump $33.5 million into Maryland’s economy under a settlement the German automaker reached with the state to resolve allegations it violated environmental laws by installing devices designed to cheat required diesel emissions tests between 2009 and 2015. ...

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State senator wants law clinic to support farmers

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland legislator wants to transfer funding from an embattled University of Maryland environmental law clinic to create a similar program for farmers as retribution for the clinic’s attempt to sue a chicken farm over water pollution. The ...

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