Category: Climate liability

Three More Climate Lawsuits, September 2020: Hoboken, Charleston and Delaware

We are experiencing a torrential downpour of climate lawsuits. After new suits filed this summer by the State of Minnesota and Washington, DC, now in the past week or so there have been three more

Climate Lawsuit: State of Minnesota v. ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, API – June 2020

Link to annotated brief: Minnesota v. ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, API

Climate Lawsuit: Washington, DC v. ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP – June 2020

Link to complaint with hyperlinked footnotes and referenced documents: Washington, DC v. ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP

Climate Lawsuit Index: Complaints with links to footnotes and referenced documents

The following is an index of recent climate lawsuits. We uploaded each complaint on DocumentCloud and added an electronic index and links to all available documents referenced or footnoted in the lawsuits. Connecticut v. ExxonMobil

Imperial Oil Document Trove

Overview of Imperial Oil Document Archive Published on ClimateFiles.com Imperial Oil Limited, Exxon’s Canadian subsidiary, took a very different path from Exxon in the U.S. thirty years ago, revealing the vulnerabilities and strategies of an

Climate Lawsuit: Massachusetts vs. ExxonMobil – November 2019

It’s been nearly four years in development. Massachusetts filed late last week and its an amazing ~200 page read. ExxonMobil has fought Attorney General Maura Healey and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts all the way…with an

Global Climate Coalition

Global Climate Coalition: Climate Denial Legacy Follows Corporations

As corporations are increasingly being held accountable for deception of shareholders and the public on climate risk, as authors and journalists explore this history, and as lawmakers investigate it, Climate Investigations Center embarked on a

trade associations

Energy and Corporate Trade Associations Spend $1.4 Billion on PR Campaigns

How much money have the fossil fuel industry’s powerful trade association allies spent to convince the American public that its products are beneficial and necessary – and to stymie progress on climate change that could

climate files

History from Climate Files Follows Industry

Documents from Climate Investigations Center’s Climate Files archival portal continue to inform the discussion regarding culpability for the climate crisis. Most recently, in County of San Mateo v. Chevron Corp., et al., eight amicus briefs

Kert Davies

The Climate Change Countermovement: Brown University Report and Panel

Earlier this month, CIC’s Kert Davies was an invited speaker at a collaborative conference held at Brown University on the economic impacts of climate change and the opposition to policy advances. The day long event,