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Oil Sector Rejects Claim That High Court Waste Ruling Aids Nuisance Suits

May 15, 2020
ExxonMobil and other large oil companies are rejecting arguments by state and local governments that a recent Supreme Court ruling that some state waste cleanup suits are not preempted by Superfund law aids their push for climate nuisance suits against oil majors to proceed in state courts. The high court’s ruling addressed “conduct, pollution, and harm that occurred entirely in a single State and thus does not alter the line of Supreme Court authority holding that disputes arising from transboundary...

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