Lawsuits Crushed Big Tobacco. Can It Work With Oil Companies?

af | 9. november 2018 | Aktivisme, Jura

Today, lawsuits are positioning climate change as this generation’s smoking: it pollutes the air, it’s caused by burning chemicals we buy from a handful of huge companies, and it’s dangerous to human health. Fossil fuel companies are being taken to court just like tobacco companies were, because of what they knew and when. Should they be forced to pay for damages from climate change? And can you even sue specific companies when we’ve all benefited from the industrialization that oil and coal made possible?

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