BP and Royal Dutch Shell face global warming lawsuit
12 Enero, 2018, 03:36 | Author: Arnold Perez
To make it a reality, the city needs support from the trustees of its five pension funds. Suspending the growth of gas-fired generation capacity could indeed lead to serious problems with energy supply in NY and New England.
New York City is taking historic steps to address the very real dangers of climate change because when you are the mayor of a city surrounded by water like Mayor de Blasio, there is one thing you can bank on.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, de Blasio focused on the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, calling it "a tragedy wrought by the actions of the fossil fuel companies".
The walls aren't tumbling down on Big Oil just yet, but they may be closing in. "In a rapidly warming world, oil, gas and coal stocks are simply too high risk", Klein stated.
Legal experts have compared the wave of climatelawsuits to the lawsuits brought against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, which ultimately resulted in a $365.5 billion settlement wherein major tobacco producers agreed to pay into a fund to offset health-related tobacco costs. The World Bank announced in December that it would no longer finance oil and gas exploration.
Bill McKibben, co-founder of environmental group 350.org, also praised the move in a statement. "Earth's mightiest city now in full-on fight with its richest, most irresponsible industry". Science and economics and morality are on the side of the city, and so eventually it will win.
"Right now, the tremendous costs of climate disruption are socialized".
Mayor de Blasio (pictured) and City Controller Scott Stringer plan to sue five big oil companies charging they are responsible for global warming that has cost the city billions. In short, NY needs to act fast to protect itself from the inevitable impacts of climate change - a reality that countless cities and countries around the world are forced to come to terms with.
San Francisco, Oakland and seven other cities and counties in California have filedsimilar suits in state court, though some of these named only ExxonMobil as a defendant. One of those firms, Exxon, has complained that it has been targeted by a "collection of special interests and opportunistic politicians" as part of a "conspiracy" to force the company to comply with various political objectives. New York City is using the centuries-old legal concepts of "public nuisance" - an illegal threat to community welfare, such as a brothel, drug den or illegal hazardous waste dump - and "private nuisance", an unreasonable interference with the use of someone else's land, Bloomberg reported. "This city is standing up and saying we will take our own action to protect our people, we're not waiting". I understand [these companies].
Well, we happen to think - and does anyone really doubt it? - that he is clearing the decks for a presidential run on a sharply leftist progressive platform he believes will attract enough voters in November 2020 for a Democratic victory.
A representative for ConocoPhillips declined to comment on pending litigation, but Chevron spokesman Braden Reddall called de Blasio's lawsuit "factually and legally meritless", as well as incapable of addressing what he called "the serious issue of climate change".
The Giants will hold their sixth and final interview with former Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday. Patricia was on the sidelines for both of them, first as the Patriots' linebackers coach and then as their safeties coach.
There has been no official statement released by anyone from the All the Money in the World crew on the matter as of this writing. However, the new USA Today report states that Wahlberg negotiated for a big paycheck, and Williams was not informed.
That would be the longest trip in history for a Seattle team that annually travels as much as any team in the NFL. There had been rumors that the Broncos would play in London in 2018 but those turned out to be inaccurate.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER has mocked Conor McGregor over the claims he was involved in a bar brawl with a member of the Irish cartel. This isn't the first social media exchange involving the two fighters since their August matchup.
She said in an Instagram post Wednesday that seeing the 4-month-old on the cover "brought tears to [her] eyes". Doctors say Williams' experience should remind women to take care of themselves during pregnancy.
Wolf was in high demand after being passed over for the general manager's job with the Green Bay Packers . This week, the club promoted director of player personnel #Brian Gutekunst to general manager.
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How to protect devices from Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws
Microsoft said in a statement Thursday that it is not aware of any of these vulnerabilities being used against its customers. Apple has already released mitigations in iOS 11 .2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11 .2 to help defend against Meltdown .
Injury Update On Samoa Joe
However, WWE.com reports that he felt a pop in his right foot during the match and now he needs to get it checked out. WWE confirmed the news on their website and have not confirmed how long they expect Joe to be sidelined for.
Seahawks fire offensive coordinator Bevell, OL coach Cable
The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly fired offensive line coach Tom Cable , according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times . Offensively, that's what we've seen countless times and time again, that we do not execute the way we should.
Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley says he will enter draft
Another standout, running back Damien Harris, will forgo the draft and come back for his senior season, according to the website. Alabama junior receiver Calvin Ridley and junior defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne are also leaving for the draft.