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Capital Region will Study Joining Class-Action Lawsuit against ‘Big Oil’

On December 13, 2023, the Capital Regional District board voted to have their staff explore the feasibility, merits and role of the CRD joining the Sue Big Oil lawsuit. The SCRD – and Sunshine Coast supporters of the lawsuit – will be watching closely to see what they conclude. (Article in Comox Valley Record) Read More

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San Francisco and Oakland move closer to putting Big Oil on Trial

Two of California’s biggest cities are one step closer to putting Big Oil companies on trial for their climate lies after a federal appeals court ruled this week that climate accountability lawsuits from San Francisco and Oakland can move forward in state court, where they were originally filed. (Article in ClimateIntegrity.org) Read More

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Why Honolulu’s Big Oil lawsuit “is now the most important climate case in the United States”

A climate lawsuit filed by the City and County of Honolulu that could make oil and gas majors pay billions of dollars in damages for deceiving the public about their products’ role in climate change is now positioned to be the first of its kind to go to trial, following a ruling from the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. A ruling in the case could have significant implications for other climate cases across the country. (Article in ExxonKnews) Read More

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Is it Canada’s turn to hold Big Oil accountable?

Last week, Canada’s parliament grilled Suncor Energy CEO Richard Kruger about his company’s commitment — or lack thereof — to the clean energy transition. Meanwhile, at the grassroots level, calls for climate lawsuits against Big Oil companies have been building in Canada for years. The “Sue Big Oil” campaign has been encouraging municipalities in BC to file a joint lawsuit against fossil fuel companies for climate damages since 2022. Just this week, the District of Squamish became the third municipality in B.C. to sign on to the campaign. (Article in ExxonKnews) Read More

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Has Canada’s Big Tobacco moment for Big Oil arrived?

Following a federal committee hearing that dragged a Suncor executive over the coals for his company’s plans to expand fossil fuel production, NDP MP Charlie Angus says now is the time to hold Big Oil accountable. This is Canada’s Big Tobacco moment,” he says, drawing a direct comparison to the major lawsuits launched against Big Tobacco in the 1990s which led to the largest civil litigation settlement in U.S. history, which that required tobacco companies to pay $264 billion over 25 years for their role in pushing harmful products on a public they actively deceived. (Article in National Observer) Read More

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