Oil Companies on the Defensive in Climate Change Hearing

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The gas-powered Valley Generating Station is seen in the San Fernando Valley on March 10, 2017 in Sun Valley, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

A federal judge turned his courtroom into a classroom on Wednesday after asking lawyers representing five oil companies to give a tutorial on climate change. The lesson was ordered in connection with a lawsuit filed by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco, which claims the corporations promoted fossil fuels as environmentally responsible, despite knowledge to the contrary. The companies named in the lawsuit are Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, BP and Royal Dutch Shell. We'll talk to a journalist who was in the courtroom.

Debra Kahn, reporter, E&E News

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