Flash flooding, raging wildfires, deadly heat waves: weather disasters like this are hurting people across Canada and will only get worse with climate change. Faced with mounting costs to infrastructure, housing, and health care, cities like New York and San Francisco are taking action by holding the oil companies who helped to create the climate crisis accountable. Protect your home, too: support your local government in making big polluters pay their fair share of climate-related costs.
Just like tobacco companies misled the public about the health danger of cigarettes, oil companies hid the fact that they knew their oil and gas products would lead to climate change. For decades, Big Oil funded efforts to cast doubt on the science they knew to be true. Now, floods, wildfires, storms and heat waves have cost Canada billions of dollars in damage. Climate change will make this worse, affecting all us of — but the most vulnerable people are at the greatest risk.
Starting in Toronto, we’re calling on city councils to explore all legal avenues for making oil companies pay their fair share of the costs of dealing with the climate crisis they created. Cities like New York and San Francisco are already doing so, following the same legal strategy that forced tobacco companies to pay $270 billion for misleading the public. This is an incredible opportunity to safeguard the infrastructure, transit, housing, and health systems from climate change.Learn more about the #6ixReasonsToSue
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Support your local government in holding big polluters accountable for their fair share of climate costs.
Write to Mayor Tory and your City Councillor to ask them to explore holding big polluters legally responsible for their role in creating the climate crisis.