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More Climate Risk to Oil Majors in 2 New Lawsuits Reminiscent of Tobacco Litigation

first_imgMore Climate Risk to Oil Majors in 2 New Lawsuits Reminiscent of Tobacco Litigation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents.The lawsuits, filed in state courts in San Francisco and Alameda Counties, alleged Chevron Corp, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp, BP Plc, and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, created a public nuisance and asked for funds to finance infrastructure to deal with rising sea levels.According to a news release from San Francisco city officials, the lawsuits mirror 1980s-era lawsuits against tobacco companies. They allege the oil giants “knowingly and recklessly created an ongoing public nuisance that is causing harm now and in the future risks catastrophic harm to human life and property.”The lawsuits are the latest in a growing body of legal action against oil companies over climate change. Prosecutors for New York and Massachusetts are investigating Exxon, for example, over the possibility it misled investors in public statements on the risks of climate change.Marin and San Mateo counties and Imperial Beach, California, in July brought similar public nuisance and failure to warn lawsuits alleging climate change impacts. Those three lawsuits sued the same five plus other oil companies and coal producers.The cases are People of the State of California V. BP et al., San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CGC 17-561370, and People of the State of California V. BP et al., Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG17875889.More: California cities sue big oil firms over climate changelast_img read more

Thierry Henry kneels for 8 minutes, 46 seconds in support of Black Lives Matter movement

first_imgThierry Henry kneels for 8 minutes, 46 seconds in support of Black Lives Matter movement Advertisement Thierry Henry took a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds at the start of Montreal Impact’s match in honour of George Floyd ✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/KAd2ZUayu6— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) July 10, 2020 Henry, who relaunched his managerial career in the MLS earlier this year, has been a powerful force in the battle against racism, playing a lead role in Stand Up Speak Up campaign.‘We all have stories that we can tell, but for the first time other ethnicities are involved,’ Henry told ESPN earlier this week.‘I always say back in the day, when stuff like that was happening, that I get insulted on the field for the colour of my skin … I would like other ethnicities in my team to walk out before I walk out, then that would be pretty powerful.‘Because at the end of the game, I don’t want the journalist to ask the question to the Black guy. Ask the question to everybody and see if they feel our pain. That will have an impact.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEarlier this week Philadelphia Union players wore the names of Black victims of police brutality on the backs of each of their jerseys.‘It was to continue the conversation that needs to be had. We first and foremost asked our team if they were OK with it, because solidarity is key and we want to make sure everybody feels comfortable,’ Union defender Ray Gaddis said after the match.‘Actions are louder than words. Again, it’s to further the conversation and to continue to use our platform to be a voice for the voiceless. It was a collective group effort.’MORE: Huge Black Lives Matter mural painted outside Trump Tower in NYCMORE: Driver says he flies Nazi swastika on his car to protest against Black Lives Matter and gaysFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Commentcenter_img Thierry Henry knelt for 8 minutes, 46 seconds in support of the Black Lives Matter movement (Picture: MLS Twitter)Thierry Henry produced a powerful show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement by kneeling for eight minutes and 46 seconds at the start of Montreal Impact’s match against New England Revolution.Explaining the gesture, Henry said: ‘I sat down for 8 mins and 46 seconds, I guess you guys know why.‘It was just to pay tribute and show support to the cause. That was basically it. [It’s] pretty simple.’The BLM movement gathered momentum and garnered global support following the death of black American citizen George Floyd in May. Four Minneapolis police officers were sacked and charged over the killing of the 46-year-old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFormer Arsenal striker Henry’s protest mirrored the amount of time disgraced officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 Jul 2020 7:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more