“It’s Time To Hold These Climate Deadbeats Responsible” — Greenpeace Response to SF & Oakland Climate Lawsuits

September 20, 2017

In response to the cities of San Francisco and Oakland announcing the fourth and fifth climate impacts lawsuits in the past three months, Greenpeace Climate Liability Campaigner Naomi Ages said:

“In the past two weeks there have been five climate-fueled hurricanes, devastating communities from Houston to Puerto Rico and beyond. These climate impacts are here now, and we know who’s responsible. It’s time to hold these climate deadbeats accountable. Greenpeace applauds San Francisco and Oakland for challenging fossil fuel companies, like ExxonMobil, in court over climate change. There are now five California lawsuits that, if successful, will help protect people’s lives, livelihoods, and property from the devastating impacts of climate-fueled extreme weather events. We know that emissions from fossil fuel companies’ products make climate change worse — it’s about time elected representatives stand up to demand accountability. California has always been a world leader on climate protection and renewable energy. This latest lawsuit shows it is long past time for California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to finally join the investigations into ExxonMobil for misleading the public and consumers on climate change.”

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