Baltimore joins oil lawsuit

Baltimore has become the latest U.S. city to try and hold the world's biggest oil companies financially responsible for global warming.The city filed a suit challenging BP, Exxon, Shell Oil and 23 other oil and gas giants that do business in the city, accusing the companies of knowingly emitting harmful carbon dioxide pollution.

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judges elsewhere have been throwing out headline-generating complaints filed by cities that sought to hold oil companies liable for climate change. What is the point

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Just now, Sefko Trafikant said:

judges elsewhere have been throwing out headline-generating complaints filed by cities that sought to hold oil companies liable for climate change. What is the point

point is to keep it alive. and to hold those companies accountable 

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 New York judge just tossed out today the suit against Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP, Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips

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Just now, Ajan Bosnjacki said:

 New York judge just tossed out today the suit against Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP, Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips

that is fine. Neither city will win this. But this is only preparation for Congress and the executive branch to tackle the issue of climate change.

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9 minutes ago, Ja’Nako Bezze said:

Baltimore has become the latest U.S. city to try and hold the world's biggest oil companies financially responsible for global warming.The city filed a suit challenging BP, Exxon, Shell Oil and 23 other oil and gas giants that do business in the city, accusing the companies of knowingly emitting harmful carbon dioxide pollution.

in other words Baltimore is  desperate for money

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Just now, JohnAtronis said:

in other words Baltimore is  desperate for money

and oil companies are loaded

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Are DA’s elected there? Probably a vote getter.

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On 7/20/2018 at 4:32 PM, Ja’Nako Bezze said:

Baltimore has become the latest U.S. city to try and hold the world's biggest oil companies financially responsible for global warming.The city filed a suit challenging BP, Exxon, Shell Oil and 23 other oil and gas giants that do business in the city, accusing the companies of knowingly emitting harmful carbon dioxide pollution.

Going back to this topic, sue oil companies cause global warming isn't like doing a lawsuit against Apple and Ford because someone crashed while driving?

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For a start, the idea of that Global Warming has been contributed to significantly by Emissions in the 100 years or so.

For every 'Expert' that contends that 'Greenhouse Gasses' are almost totally to blame, there is one that will adopt a more balanced view that this is a natural phenomenon and that since the last Ice age many factors including sun spot activity etc etc, have been the main issues dictating the current temperature change state.

Also, the distinct lack of Oxygen producing trees is a known entity, the affect of which can be calculated on an ongoing basis, so better sue those that have cut down all the trees. Furthermore those that have consumed wood pulp for paper, building materials, fence posts etc etc, and that drive to the building depot to collect them in their diesel consuming vehicles are to blame on so many fronts that a lawsuit is imminent Surely.

Given the fact that those likely bringing these lawsuits will not want to hold themselves accountable,  they will be no doubt cycling to the courthouse, eating food that is totally organic and living their everyday lives powered by renewable energy only!

Seriously, I have a bridge to sell ( Great views ) currently called the Tower Bridge in London, but feel free to rename it once you have paid in Bitcoins - contact for more info

 

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Here's one good story on the topic. Except the assertion that the oil industry made life on Earth harder. That's charming.

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