Fossil Fuels On Trial: Where The Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today

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Above Photo: Richmond, California, home to a Chevron refinery near San Francisco Bay, is one of several cities suing fossil fuel companies over climate change. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Some of the biggest oil and gas companies are embroiled in legal disputes with cities, states and children over the industry’s role in global warming.

  • Jon

    Apparently these are all CIVIL lawsuits, which under the best circumstances will lead to fines and perhaps somewhat modified behavior. But the real breakthrough will only come when there are CRIMINAL charges against those responsible, such as a “crimes against humanity” charge. That will be a game-changer!