Coastal Annapolis Becomes 25th US Community to File Climate Suit That Aims to #MakePollutersPay

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
“This lawsuit shifts the costs back to where they belong, on those whose knowledge, deception, and pursuit of profits brought these dangers to our shores.”

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