Other oil companies might soon find themselves in prosecutors’ crosshairs just as Exxon Mobil is being investigated about whether it hid information about climate change.
Exxon Mobil is now being scrutinized by the New York attorney general about its record on climate change. Other companies, such as BP, Shell and Texaco, which is now part of Chevron, were also among those that questioned climate science and joined organizations that fought policies designed to tackle the problem. According to energy industry experts, those companies could also be investigated to determine whether their public stance on the issue coincided with their internal discussions.
“Exxon Mobil is not alone,” Stephen Zamora, a professor at the University of Houston Law Center, told The New York Times. “This is not likely to be an isolated matter.”
“There was a concerted effort by multiple American oil companies to obscure the emerging climate science consensus throughout the 1990s,” Paul Bledsoe, a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton on climate issues, told the Times. “This group may be vulnerable to legal challenge.”
Okay I am not only crossing my fingers in the hopes that New York DOES sue these oil companies, but also that other states follow their example and do the same.
I also agree with Congressmen Ted Lieu and Mark DeSaulnier that the federal government needs to launch an investigation as well. Which I hope would end with ALL of the oil companies facing serious charges of endangering the lives and well being of the American citizens in federal court.
These assholes put our lives, our children's lives, and even the future of this planet in jeopardy, all in the name of making a profit.
Personally I think being sued for billions of dollars is too good for them.
Do you think we could being back the firing squad?