How cities and states could finally hold fossil fuel companies accountable

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These lawsuits may force fossil fuel companies to reveal what they have lied about
by Chris McGreal and Alvin Chang
Up until the last decade, climate change-related lawsuits were relatively rare.

But since the start of 2016, more than 700 suits have been filed in the US.

Many of these cases target the government – some for weakening environmental laws, others for enforcing regulations that plaintiffs argue are unconstitutional

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