Like Exxon, Utilities Knew about Climate Change Risks Decades Ago: A new report shows through documents and testimony how utilities researched climate change and determined in the 1970s that it could force a shift away from coal.

By John Cushman, Inside Climate News, 25 July 2017  The Electric Power Research Institute wrote publicly in 1988 about the growing consensus that the greenhouse effect is real. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images A study issued Tuesday by an energy watchdog group offers important new insights into the fossil fuel industry’s extensive early understanding of climate change and the risks it poses. This …

WaPo: This could be the next big strategy for suing over climate change

By Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis, Washington Post, 20 July 2017  A Delta plane lands as a U.S. Airways plane waits to take off at San Francisco airport. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) Two California coastal counties and one beach-side city touched off a possible new legal front in the climate change battle this week, suing dozens of major oil, coal, and other fossil fuel companies for the …