Thursday, January 11, 2018

New York City sues Shell, ExxonMobil and other oil companies over climate change - The Washington Post

Also see To Fight Climate Change, New York City Takes On Oil Companies (NYT)

"The suit, filed Tuesday against BP, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, claims the companies together produced 11 percent of all of global-warming gases through the oil and gas products they have sold over the years. It also charges that the companies and the industry they are part of have known for some time about the consequences but sought to obscure them.

“In this litigation, the City seeks to shift the costs of protecting the City from climate change impacts back onto the companies that have done nearly all they could to create this existential threat,” reads the lawsuit, brought by New York corporation counsel Zachary Carter and filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York."
New York City sues Shell, ExxonMobil and other oil companies over climate change - The Washington Post
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