ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A tiny Alaska village eroding into the Arctic Ocean is suing oil, power and coal companies, claiming their contributions to global warming threaten the community's existence.
A federally recognized tribe, the Alaska native village of Kivalina, is suing Exxon Mobil Corp. and nine other oil companies. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco also names 14 power companies and one coal company.
Kivalina is an Inupiat Eskimo community of about 390 people about 625 miles northwest of Anchorage.
The lawsuit says it would cost $400 million or more to relocate the village.