Austria's Constitutional Court (Photo GEORG HOCHMUTH/AFP via Getty Images)

Climate Lawsuit Takes Aim at Austrian Tax Breaks on Air Travel

The lawsuit targets national tax exemptions on aviation fuel, which critics say increases use of carbon-heavy jet travel.
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Colorado Communities Ask Judge to Send Their Climate Claims against Exxon and Suncor to Trial

Colorado Communities Ask Judge to Send Their Climate Claims against Exxon and Suncor to Trial

The firms contend that misrepresenting the danger fossil fuels posed to the climate was protected free speech.
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As More Communities Sue for Climate Damages, State Houses Consider Bills to Stop Them

As More Communities Sue for Climate Damages, State Houses Consider Bills to Stop Them

A powerful pro-business lobby group is promoting the legislation.
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California Communities Hope to Clear Legal Hurdle in Climate Liability Suits

California Communities Hope to Clear Legal Hurdle in Climate Liability Suits

The coastal cities are suing fossil fuel firms for billions in damages to protect themselves from rising seas and other climate impacts.
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Chevron Seeks to Move All Climate Lawsuits to Federal Courts

Chevron Seeks to Move All Climate Lawsuits to Federal Courts

Federal courts have a better track record of rejecting climate lawsuits against fossil fuel firms.
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French Municipalities, Activists Sue Total to Reduce Emissions

French Municipalities, Activists Sue Total to Reduce Emissions

The lawsuit charges France's largest fossil fuel firm with endangering the environment and human rights because it hasn't lowered its carbon pollution.
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