- Jan 2015
- Left coast
Two California Cities Sue Oil Majors Over Climate Change
San Francisco, Oakland want oil firms to fund protective measures against global warming
By Alejandro Lazo and Bradley Olson
Sept. 20, 2017 7:43 p.m. ET
SAN FRANCISCO—Two Northern California cities filed separate lawsuits against five major oil companies Wednesday, asking state courts to force the companies to fund infrastructure the cities say is needed because of climate change.
The suits, filed by San Francisco and Oakland in state Superior Court, are among the first in which plaintiffs are seeking to force companies to pay for infrastructure to protect coastal cities from potential damages caused by rising sea levels. The cities are asking for the oil companies to pay...
What a joke. Why not sue the car and truck manufacturers? Or power companies? Or factories?
Given my limited knowledge of tort law, and mine is mostly Canadian tort law, they don't have a chance.
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