Opposing Legal Immunity for Fossil Fuel Companies

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/18/2019


Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request for consideration of a resolution opposing legal immunity for fossil fuel companies and affirming the continued regulatory authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its implementation of the Clean Power Act. In July 2017, the County joined other jurisdictions in filing lawsuits in California Superior Court against 37 oil, gas and coal companies, seeking damages for known harms caused by the products those companies manufacture and distribute. Giving the companies immunity from legal liability would block the County's access to the courts.


The Board adopted the resolution modified to reflect Clean Air Act instead of Clean Power Act.

Need more info? See the letter about the resolution opposing legal immunity for fossil fuel companies.

Contact: Maureen Parton, aide to Supervisor Sears

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