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Puerto Rican towns sue Big Oil under RICO alleging collusion on climate denial – Reuters

Summary Law firms Municipalities say ExxonMobil, Shell and others colluded to intentionally deceive consumers Devastating 2017 hurricane season was exacerbated by climate change, lawsuit says (Reuters) – Puerto Rican municipalities have filed a lawsuit in federal court saying ExxonMobil Corp,…

California’s Big Oil Climate-Change Suit Goes to State Court (1) – Bloomberg Law

US Law Week By Joel Rosenblatt Oct. 24, 2022, 10:34 PM (Updates with comment by Chevron lawyer in seventh bullet) California and the city of Oakland won a ruling that sends their lawsuits accusing six oil companies of concealing their…

New Jersey sues fossil fuel companies over climate change, citing 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy – The Philadelphia Inquirer

New Jersey officials announced Tuesday that the state has filed suit against five fossil fuel companies, accusing the multinationals of a pattern of “obfuscation and delay” that “lasted decades” in deceiving residents and ultimately resulting in catastrophic storm and flood…

Conservatives Propose Pro-Fossil Fuel Member For Exxon Board In ESG Pushback

A conservative corporate watchdog group is promoting a pro-fossil fuel scientist and lawyer to serve on the board of Exxon Mobil Corp., attempting to push back against the growing ESG movement. The National Legal and Policy Center recommended Don van…

Oil Executives Privately Contradicted Public Statements on Climate, Files Show

Documents obtained by Congressional investigators show that oil industry executives privately downplayed their companies’ own public messages about efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and weakened industry-wide commitments to push for climate policies. Internal Exxon documents show that the oil…

Subsidies in the Climate Bill Keep Oil and Gas Alive

The technology called carbon capture and storage is aptly named. It is supposed to capture carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources and pump them deep underground. It was a big winner in the climate provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act…

Patrick Michaels, influential climate denier, dies at 72 – E&E News

One of the most influential climate deniers in American history has died. Patrick J. Michaels, who died Saturday at 72, created the modern concept of “lukewarmism,” which holds that humans are warming the planet but rejects the notion it will…

New Climate Promises, Same Old Global Warming

In what seems like a rapid shift of gears, corporations are finally jumping into action on climate change. Or that’s what they’d like us to believe. Many of the world’s biggest and most polluting corporations have recently promised to stop…

Oil Giants Sell Dirty Wells to Buyers With Looser Climate Goals, Study Finds

When Royal Dutch Shell sold off its stake in the Umuechem oil field in Nigeria last year, it was, on paper, a step forward for the company’s climate ambitions: Shell could clean up its holdings, raise money to invest in…

Oil Profits Soar, but the Industry’s Path Forward Remains Uncertain

The war in Ukraine has been good for oil companies. Look no further than Shell’s first quarter earnings. It made record profits in the first three months of the year: $9.1 billion, nearly three times what it made in the…

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