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DC Sues Fossil Fuel Giants for Decades of Spending Millions to ‘Mislead Consumers and Discredit Climate Science in Pursuit of Profits’

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine on Thursday sued fossil fuel giants BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch Shell for “systematically and intentionally” misleading D.C. consumers about the role their products play in causing the climate crisis—following in the footsteps of other communities and states across the country, including Minnesota on Wednesday. By Jessica Corbett […]

June 26th

Exxon Knew: Hack-for-Hire operation targeted groups fighting for climate action

The Canadian digital watchdog group Citizen Lab reported Tuesday that a hack-for-hire group targeted thousands of organizations around the world, including climate advocacy groups involved in the #ExxonKnew campaign. Groups that have asserted ExxonMobil knew about and hid data linking fossil fuel extraction to the climate crisis for years were among those that faced phishing attempts by a group […]

June 14th

The environment has had a few successes in the courts (Enjoy them now – they won’t last)

It’s nice to hear that groups protecting vulnerable populations during the coronavirus pandemic could potentially build on legal tactics employed in climate litigation, and (conversely) for those bringing climate lawsuits to learn from coronavirus litigation. By Climate Denier Roundup Last week, Dawn Reeves at InsideEPA reported that ExxonMobil’s lawyers attempted to convince the 10th Circuit Court of […]

People vs. Polluters court cases moving forward against big oil in California

Last week, there was a slew of submissions of briefs to the case in which a number of cities and counties in California are suing fossil fuel companies. These updates were reported by Dana Drugmand at Climate Liability News and made available at Columbia’s Sabin Center litigation tracker. By Climate Denier Roundup A few of briefs focused on […]

February 8th

SCOTUS tells ExxonMobil to stop whining and deliver the documents

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey got some good news yesterday when the Supreme Court decided not to hear ExxonMobil ’s complaint about Healey’s request for documents regarding the company’s climate research and funding of climate denial organizations. By Climate Denier Roundup In a statement, Healey’s spokeswoman reiterated their position that “the public deserves answers from this company […]

Oil companies behaving badly

On Tuesday, Bill McKibben had a great op-ed in the Washington Post about all the oil money polluting democracy. And since then, even more dirty dealings have come to light. By Climate Denier Roundup For example, McKibben mentioned the Washington State ballot initiative to put a price on carbon, and the millions that fossil fuels are spending […]

November 3rd

Will Exxon & the big oil companies ever be brought to justice (for environmental injustice)

North Carolina is, by most accounts, the birthplace of the environmental justice movement, which seeks to correct the systemic racism that puts communities of color at an increased risk from environmental damages. It’s only fitting, then, that there has been an impressive amount of coverage about how Hurricane Florence (and Super Typhoon Mangkhut) disproportionately impacts poor and minority communities, and […]

September 23rd

Can Big Oil transition to an Electric Vehicle world?

Big Oil and its allies are doing what they can to delay the day of reckoning, but it’s just a matter of time before fossil-powered vehicles join sailing ships, horse-drawn carriages, and bowler hats in making the transition from “necessary” to “nostalgic”. By Charles Morris  EVANNEX. Recognizing that they can’t beat ‘em in the end, three Europe-based […]

July 21st