Six NGOs said Wednesday that they had filed a lawsuit against the French energy giant Total over an oil field project in Uganda, accusing it of failing to avert “disastrous impacts” for local residents and biodiversity. The groups hope the court in Nanterre, outside Paris, will force Total to conform with a 2017 law requiring it to elaborate a “vigilance plan” to prevent “serious infringements” of health and human rights as well as environmental damage.