Climate Litigation Spreads across the United States

Exxon Shareholders Meeting Action 2019/ With hurricanes in the Gulf South and wildfires in the West, the intensifying impacts of climate change have been inescapable as summer turns to fall. Summer 2020 also brought a wave of new climate lawsuits against the fossil fuel industry, including several firsts: the first suit in the South (Charleston, […]

Trade Groups Must Be Challenged for Their Harmful Climate Deception

US Capitol by Mark Fischer/CC BY-SA 2.0 As we enter the home stretch of election season, the role of industry groups in spreading climate disinformation, obstructing climate policy, and supporting climate-denying political candidates is in the spotlight. These actions by groups such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the US Chamber of Commerce (US […]

BP, Chevron, and ExxonMobil Have a Lot to Answer for on Climate at their Annual Meetings

2019 ExxonMobil Shareholder meeting action/ UPDATE (5/26/20): On the eve of their annual meetings, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dealt a blow to BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and the other fossil fuel company defendants in a group of lawsuits seeking to hold the companies accountable for climate damages and preparedness. The court […]