Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Colorado Communities Launch Lawsuit Claiming Suncor Climate Change Damages

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Colorado Communities Launch Lawsuit Claiming Suncor Climate Change Damages

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Colorado communities launch Suncor lawsuit

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CALGARY - Three Colorado communities have filed a lawsuit demanding that Calgary-based Suncor Energy Inc. and U.S. giant Exxon Mobil Corp. "pay their fair share" of costs associated with climate change.

In a U.S. court filing, the communities of Boulder County, San Miguel County and the City of Boulder claim the two oil companies have significant responsibility for climate change that is damaging local roads and bridges, parks and forests, buildings, farming and agriculture, the ski industry and public open space.

A Suncor spokeswoman said the company hadn't yet received the lawsuit and therefore had no comment. None of the claims have been proven in court.

In a joint news release, the three claim that the communities will have to spend at least US$100 million over the next three decades to deal with climate change caused by the use of Suncor and Exxon products. …

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