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Alaskan village takes global warming case to U.S. SC [Supreme Court]

An Alaskan village claiming that global warming is eroding its shoreline has taken its fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. The village of Kivalina…made the move after a federal appeals court denied its petition for a rehearing in November…The residents of Kivalina are a federally recognized tribe. They sued two dozen companies in 2008, alleging public nuisance on the parts of the defendants. They said climate change has resulted in the erosion of their island…The defendants are American Electric Power Company, American Electric Power Services Corporation, BP America, BP Products North America, Chevron Corporation, Chevron U.S.A., ConocoPhillips Company, DTE Energy Company, Duke Energy Corporation, Dynegy Holdings Inc., Edison International, ExxonMobil Corporation, GenOn Energy, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, Peabody Energy Corporation, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Shell Oil Company, The AES Corporation, The Southern Company and Xcel Energy.

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