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Case: Climate Change Litigation in Colorado

Colorado communities sue fossil fuel companies to pay the costs of climate change adaptation.

We joined the Colorado communities of Boulder County, San Miguel County, and the City of Boulder in filing a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil and Suncor Energy, two oil companies with significant responsibility for climate change. Both Exxon and Suncor have been particularly active in Colorado. Similar lawsuits are currently proceeding in California and New York, but this is the first such lawsuit in Colorado—or anywhere in the U.S. interior, to recover the costs associated with climate change impacts.

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