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26 05 2022 | 07:11

Exxon must go to trial over alleged climate crimes, court rules

The ruling, and another crucial court decision this week, will force the company to face charges it lied about global heating  

26 05 2022 | 06:52

We can’t eat a new road’: Guyanese voice fears over true cost of Exxon’s oil bonanza

Annette Arjoon is not anti-oil. The marine conservationist calls the vast new oilfields off Guyana’s coast a “blessing” that will earn billions of dollars for one of the poorest countries in the …

21 02 2022 | 08:34

Yale, Stanford and MIT’s fossil fuel investments are illegal, students say

Novel legal strategy argues that top schools including Princeton and Vanderbilt are legally obliged to put the public interest first Students at five leading universities have filed legal…

27 01 2022 | 09:11

Oil firms accused of scare tactics after claiming climate lawsuits ‘a threat to US’

Attorneys for BP, Exxon and Shell claim city of Baltimore’s case over ‘deception and failure to warn’ could kill offshore drilling US oil firms have been accused of using scare tactics after…

20 01 2022 | 10:24

How Exxon is using an unusual law to intimidate critics over its climate denial

America’s largest oil firm claims its history of publicly denying the climate crisis is protected by the first amendment

18 10 2021 | 09:10

A US small-town mayor sued the oil industry. Then Exxon went after him

The mayor of Imperial Beach, California, says big oil wants him to drop the lawsuit demanding the industry pay for the climate crisis Serge Dedina is a surfer, environmentalist and mayor of Imperial…

05 07 2021 | 10:28

Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades. Now they may pay the price

Via an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for the devastation caused by fossil fuels After a century of wielding extraordinary economic and political power,…