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6 Feb 2010

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Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press

Eroding Alaska village appeals lawsuit’s dismissal

One of Alaska’s most eroded villages wants to revive a lawsuit that claims greenhouse gasses from oil, power and coal companies are to blame for the climate change endangering the tiny community. The city of Kivalina and…the Alaska Native village of Kivalina filed the case in federal court in…2008, but it was dismissed in October. Now they’re appealing…, with their opening brief due March 11. Oil giants Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP PLC are among two dozen defendants named in the lawsuit. Representatives for the two companies declined to comment Jan. 28…Kivalina’s attorney…said the plaintiffs want monetary damages to help with the estimated $400 million cost to relocate the northwest Alaska village.

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