View Full Version : California Cities Sue Oil Companies over Climate Change

09-21-2017, 04:59 PM
City attorneys in San Francisco and Oakland, California, sued five oil companies in two coordinated lawsuits on Tuesday, arguing that the courts should hold these companies responsible for climate change, and force them to financially compensate the cities for harm the plaintiffs claim those companies are causing to the planet’s environment.
The two cities are suing five of the top petroleum companies from around the world: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobile, and Royal Dutch Shell. These local municipalities are suing them under California law for being a public nuisance.

The lawsuits use virtually identical language, like accusing the oil companies with language such as, “For decades, Defendants have known that their fossil fuels pose risks of ‘severe’ and ‘catastrophic’ impacts on the global climate through the works and warnings of their own scientists or through their trade association.”

The cities’ complaints impugn the worst possible motives to the oil companies, comparing their actions to a sustained “propaganda campaign to deceive the public” to encourage “fuel consumption at levels that (as Defendants knew) [were] certain to severely harm the public.”


Dlr Pyro
09-21-2017, 05:08 PM
are these snowflake cities willing to give back all revenue that was generated by local taxes on fossil fuels?

09-21-2017, 05:16 PM
One of these frivolous lawsuits failed recently as will this one.

09-21-2017, 07:08 PM
are these snowflake cities willing to give back all revenue that was generated by local taxes on fossil fuels?

I think that's a great question!

Angry Old White Man
09-21-2017, 10:01 PM
I'll tell you how stupid these people are that keep voting these commies in, the Oil Industry decided a very long time ago to make sure they pay out the ass for gas and the way they do it is having mandatory refinery shut downs for maintenance on a very regular basis, as they do this the price of gas will shoot way up there and it is legal because the silly bastards restricted the building of new refineries and only a handful were left licensed to operate. They have to be the most ignorant people in this USA to vote for people that have caused them to lose so much money, I think it's wonderful and even if there were a law suit that did win a settlement the refineries would shut down and the bastards would have no gas or oil period. They should have all moved already but these ambulance chasers saw a chance here to make some fast cash while moonbeam was in office. One day the morons will wake up as they're all walking down empty freeways to work that cost them a couple billion tp build. In other words these communist they have in office have pretty much sealed their fate and it will catch up to them soon. My Mother lived in Ca since the close of WWII and finally saw the light and sold her place 15 years ago because the property taxes kept skyrocketing. You see to put it another way is the non working also get to vote and they vote these silly bastards in so they can get those hand outs , they don't pay any taxes so they don't care. When they all start migrating to good states they should stop them at the borders just like California did in the first depression and turn their silly asses around or shoot them. Not the working class of course just those slackers who caused all the grief on others, and a lot of those are illegals, probably half the population of LA is illegal !! :smile-new:

09-22-2017, 11:48 AM
I wish the oil companies could sue these cities for their frivolous lawsuits. The prospect of Chevron or BP owning the cities of SF and Oakland and cleaning the trash off their property is rather appealing.