By Karen Savage
Delaware told a federal court on Friday that its climate fraud case against several fossil fuel entities belongs in state court, where it was filed alleging multiple state law violations.
“The state asserts that removal was improper because the state’s complaint does not raise any federal claims, and the Delaware Superior Court is the appropriate forum for adjudicating the exclusively state-law claims,” the Delaware Attorney General’s Office wrote in a motion to remand the case back to state court.
In the suit, which was filed in September, Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings alleges that Exxon, Chevron, BP, Shell, the American Petroleum Institute and several other fossil fuel companies have known for decades that their products cause climate change, but deliberately deceived the public about those harms and what they knew about them.[Read more…]