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When the counties of Marin and San Mateo, along with the City of Imperial Beach, filed lawsuits against more than three dozen fossil fuel companies over the impacts of climate change, they jumped to the forefront of a movement to turn to the courts for climate relief. They were followed quickly by separate suits from the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, but while the three communities may be smaller than their big city neighbors, their lawsuits steer a decidedly wider course.

Source: California climate lawsuits: different strategies, same goal