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State of Rhode Island Seeking an affair in Rhode Island seeking to hold fossil fuel companies liable for causing climate change impacts that adversely affect Rhode Island and jeopardize State-owned or -operated facilities, real property, and other assets.
Keith Couvillion filed in support of defendants' opposition to motion to remand.
Lipshutz filed in support of opposition of motion to remand. The companies asserted a number of possible bases for federal jurisdiction.
Rhode Island also moved to RI its climate change case against fossil fuel companies to state court. The State also disputed the contentions that its claims necessarily raised substantial, disputed federal questions and that the Clean Air Act completely preempted its claims.
In addition, the court argued against jurisdiction based on the Outer RI Shelf Lands Act, enclave jurisdiction, the federal officer removal statute, bankruptcy removal provisions, and admiralty jurisdiction.
On July 31,the court set a schedule for RI motion to remand. Rhode Island must file its motion by August 17, and briefing will be completed on October 5.
RI Defendants Removed Case to Federal Court. In addition, Shell said the district court had original jurisdiction under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the federal officer removal statute, the federal enclave doctrine, and the bankruptcy removal statute.
On July 2,the State of Rhode Island filed a lawsuit in state Seeking an affair in Rhode Island asserting that 21 fossil fuel companies should be held liable for climate change impacts that the State has experienced and will experience in the future. Alleged harms include substantial sea level rise; more frequent and severe flooding, extreme precipitation events, and drought; and a warmer and more acidic ocean.
Rhode Island asserted RI the defendants were directly responsible for The complaint asserts claims of public Seeking an affair in Rhode Island, strict liability for failure to warn, strict liability for design defect, negligent design defect, negligent failure to warn, trespass, impairment of public trust resources, and violations of the State Environmental Rights Act.
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Declaration filed by Arnold Walton in support of defendants' opposition to plaintiffs' motion to remand to state court.