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More than two dozen cities and states are suing Big Oil over climate change – they just got a boost from the US Supreme Court

Honolulu, Baltimore, Charleston, S.C. and several other cities harmed by rising seas and extreme weather are suing the oil industry. At stake is who pays for the staggering costs of climate change.
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Fossil fuel firms owe climate reparations of $209bn a year, says study

The world’s top fossil fuel companies owe at least $209bn in annual climate reparations to compensate communities most damaged by their polluting business and decades of lies, a new study calculates.

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Could Guyana’s Exxon ruling scare big oil off risky exploration?

Ruling requiring ‘unlimited guarantee’ from oil firms to cover costs of spills could change offshore drilling throughout region.

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Petrochemical industry in Louisiana plans a ‘defense’ amid growing opposition

Chevron and ExxonMobil are among the companies in a ‘sustainability council’ countering grassroots activists.

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‘Like a dam breaking’: Experts hail decision to let US climate lawsuits advance

Cities bringing climate litigation against oil majors welcome US supreme court’s decision to rebuff appeal to move cases to federal courts.

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Big oil on campus: How US universities are ‘colonized’ by the fossil fuel industry

Students at Princeton describe unease that Exxon employee had an office on campus, while dozens of universities have big oil links.

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‘Monster profits’ for energy giants reveal a self-destructive fossil fuel resurgence

Last year’s combined $200bn profit for the ‘big five’ oil and gas companies brings little hope of driving down emissions.