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Government groups back Baltimore’s high court fight against Big Oil

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2019, file photo the logo for Chevron appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Chevron Corp. says it will acquire Noble Energy in an all-stock deal valued at $5 billion. The San Ramon, California-based Chevron has been shopping for an acquisition for months as oil prices have tanked due to the coronavirus outbreak.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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

A flag bearing the company logo of Royal Dutch Shell, an Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company, flies outside the head office in The Hague, Netherlands April 7. Iran's state TV is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total will be the first foreign companies to be allowed to operate gasoline stations inside Iran (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

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

A flag bearing the company logo of Royal Dutch Shell, an Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company, flies outside the head office in The Hague, Netherlands April 7. Iran's state TV is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total will be the first foreign companies to be allowed to operate gasoline stations inside Iran (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

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

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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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