Description: Citizen suit alleging failures to prepare a bulk storage and fuel terminal in New Haven, Connecticut for the effects of climate change.
Conservation Law Foundation v. Shell Oil Co.
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/29/2022 Order Case referred to a magistrate judge to determine whether settlement discussions would be productive and to conduct such discussions if the magistrate judge believes they would be productive; next status report due August 26, 2022. 05/27/2022 Status Report Download Joint status report filed. 04/01/2022 Reply Download Reply memorandum filed in support of motion to dismiss. 03/18/2022 Opposition Download Opposition to motion to dismiss filed. 03/01/2022 Order Download Scheduling plan and case management order issued. 02/27/2022 Order Motion to transfer denied. 02/25/2022 Motion to Dismiss Download Memorandum of law filed in support of defendants' motion to dismiss amended complaint. 02/16/2022 Reply Download Reply filed in support of defendants' motion to transfer. 02/15/2022 Order Download Motion to dismiss complaint denied as moot in light of filing of amended complaint. 02/11/2022 Complaint Download Amended complaint filed. 02/04/2022 Opposition Download Opposition filed by Conservation Law Foundation to defendants' motion to transfer. 01/25/2022 Motion Download Motion to transfer in accordance with Local Rule 40(b)(2) due to a related case (Conservation Law Foundation v. Gulf Oil LP (No. 3:21-cv-00932)). 01/21/2022 Motion to Dismiss Download Memorandum of law filed in support of defendants' motion to dismiss complaint. 01/21/2022 Not Available Download Joint Rule 26(f) report of parties' planning meeting filed. 07/07/2021 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Two New Citizen Suits Asserted Failure to Prepare Fuel Terminals for Climate Change. On July 7, 2021, Conservation Law Foundation filed two citizen suits asserting that the defendants’ bulk storage and fuel terminals in New Haven, Connecticut violated the Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The complaints alleged that the defendants had not designed, maintained, modified, or operated their terminals to account for “the numerous effects of climate change,” including sea-level rise and more frequent and more severe storms. Conservation Law Foundation sought declaratory and injunctive relief, civil penalties, environmental restoration and compensatory mitigation, and costs of litigation, including attorney and expert witness fees.