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Big oil privately acknowledged efforts to downplay climate crisis, joint committee investigation finds

Major fossil-fuel firms have also pledged support for international climate efforts, but they have lobbied against climate laws and regulations they have publicly claimed to support, documents newly revealed by the US House Committee on Oversight and Accountability committee show. (Article from The Guardian) Read More

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Growing B.C. effort wants fossil fuel companies to pay for climate impacts

West Coast Environment Law group’s Sue Big Oil campaign calls on BC local governments to join forces against fossil fuel giants in a future class-action suit to recover a share of climate-impact costs communities are paying. A growing list of communities have been signing on. Sue Big Oil aims to enlist communities with a combined population of 500,000, or roughly 10 per cent of B.C.’s population before the class-action suit would be brought forward. (Article in Nelson Star) Read More

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In BC, inflation threatens local government’s climate plans

Inflation is threatening to derail the climate plans of one of the most ambitious municipalities in British Columbia, prompting fears cities across the province could be quietly following a similar path. In response, staff at the District of Saanich have become the first in Canada to propose an aggressive solution to close the fiscal gap and balance the district’s budget: sue the world’s largest oil and gas companies. (Article in Times Colonist) Read More

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