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Imperial Beach Sues Oil And Coal Companies For Climate Change Damages per KPBS

Jul 20, 2017 09:00PM ● Published by Paul Spear

Per KPBS, Imperial Beach and two Northern California counties on Monday filed lawsuits against 37 oil and coal companies for damages associated with climate change.

KPBS went on to say that, " 
The lawsuits allege that greenhouse-gas emissions caused by the companies have led to global warming and the melting of glaciers, causing sea-level rise that makes coastal flooding worse.

"Working class communities, like Imperial Beach, can't afford to pay the costs of what these companies, the products these companies are putting out there," Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina said.

Imperial Beach and the two counties are represented by the San Francisco law firm of Sher Edling. Dedina said the law firm is absorbing the cost of the lawsuit."


You can see the complete KPBS article here: 
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/jul/19/imperial-beach-two-counties-sue-oil-and-coal-compa/?platform=ho...

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