11 Feb '18, 7pm

Los Angeles schemes to sue major oil companies over climate change.

Los Angeles schemes to sue major oil companies over climate change. California has had a hell of a year: droughts , wildfires , and now, mudslides . As taxpayers shoulder the brunt of the state’s enormous disaster relief tab, two L.A. lawmakers say fossil fuel companies should take financial responsibility for climate change-related damages. In a written proposal , L.A. city council members Mike Bonin and Paul Koretz say fossil fuel companies did “nothing to stop their destructive ways” even though they knew their actions exacerbated climate change. They request a meeting with city attorney Mike Feuer to assess the feasibility of pursuing legal action against oil and gas companies. In addition, the proposal suggests filing a motion to bolster New York City’s lawsuit against five major oil companies. That case, filed last Tuesday, also looks to shift the costs of climate ch...

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