Another lawsuit against ‘Big Oil’ for the effects of climate change has been filed in California. The cities of San Francisco and Oakland, on behalf of the people of California are suing BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell over the company’s contribution to current and projected impacts from sea level rise in California.
Diesel cars emit more carbon over their lifetime than petrol vehicles, according to top transport policy group.
Today’s victory means that claimants will no longer have to expose their private financial details in open court when applying for judicial review.
With Hurricane Harvey battering Texas, a new report by ClientEarth warns that governments and business may be increasingly at risk of litigation for failing to prevent foreseeable climate-related harm to people and infrastructure.
Climate reporting standards will be tested for the first time in the Australian courts. ClientEarth lawyers say it could have global ramifications.
“I feel very lucky to be able to work every day with positive people who, like me, value the opportunity we have to help develop and defend the laws that protect our planet. Everything we can do today to minimise the impact of climate change our children will thank us for tomorrow.”
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