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New York City is taking BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, and Royal Dutch Shell to court.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the Big Apple is filing suit against the five major oil companies for climate change-related damages.

“We’re bringing the fight against climate change straight to the fossil fuel companies,” the mayor said in a statement. “As climate change continues to worsen, it’s up to the fossil fuel compani...