‘Game changing’: spate of US lawsuits calls big oil to account for climate crisis

Illustration: Klawe Rzeczy/The Guardian Illustration: Klawe Rzeczy/The Guardian Climate litigation in the US could be entering a “game changing” new phase, experts believe, with a spate of lawsuits around the country set to advance after a recent supreme court decision, and with legal teams preparing for a trailblazing trial in a youth-led court case beginning next week.

The number of cases focused on the climate crisis around the world has doubled since 2015, bringing the total number to over 2,000, according to a report last year led by European researchers.

The US has not always led the way, but experts say […]

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