States and Municipal Lawsuits Undermine Innovative Climate Solutions

Cities and states are attempting to set the nation’s energy policies through the judicial system rather than the appropriate legislative process. Dozens of states and localities including New York City, Baltimore, and various California cities have filed suits claiming that oil and gas companies should be held responsible for the alleged financial harm these municipalities are experiencing from global climate change.

These lawsuits are economically damaging and hinder the innovations necessary to address the problem. They are simply not the right way to address global climate change or its impacts.

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