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New York suing fossil fooolls incorporated!

Postby MilesAway » 14 Jan 2018, 18:46

“New York City is standing up for future generations by becoming the first major US city to divest our pension funds from fossil fuels,” said Bill de Blasio, New York’s mayor.

“At the same time, we’re bringing the fight against climate change straight to the fossil fuel companies that knew about its effects and intentionally misled the public to protect their profits. As climate change continues to worsen, it’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient.”

De Blasio said that the city is taking the five fossil fuel firms – BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell – to federal court due to their contribution to climate change.

Court documents state that New York has suffered from flooding and erosion due to climate change and because of looming future threats it is seeking to “shift the costs of protecting the city from climate change impacts back on to the companies that have done nearly all they could to create this existential threat”.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... -companies
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Re: New York suing fossil fooolls incorporated!

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Jan 2018, 19:11

Hurricane Sandy—travelled north being nurtured with energy and moisture by a warm North Atlantic turned and hit New York City.

Last year—a hurricane travelled north in the eastern North Atlantic and its remnants hit Ireland and Scotland.
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