Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Lawsuits rise against Big Oil

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17th July 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "While Washington dithers, the courthouse could become the next battleground against climate change. San Mateo and Marin counties, along with San Diego County’s Imperial Beach, filed lawsuits Monday against 37 oil, gas and coal companies, accusing them of ramping up extraction of fossil fuels for decades even though they knew the resulting carbon pollution would have devastating effects on the planet. To anyone who followed the long legal fight against Big Tobacco, the arguments have a familiar ring. (...)"

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