UCLA’s Sean Hecht quoted in Los Angeles Times on legal developments in cases against fossil fuel companies

February 5, 2020

Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, is quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about a federal hearing that could determine whether California communities that have sued fossil fuel companies for their role in the climate crisis could have their cases heard in California state courts.

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“If the cases can move forward in state court, the courts are likely to take the plaintiffs’ claims seriously, and this may affect prospects for cases in other states as well,” Hecht said.

Read the full article in the Los Angeles Times.