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Exxon Sued over Global Warming, Decades of Pollution

A small Alaskan village and the City of San Francisco are suing Exxon Mobile for separate accounts of pollution and contribution to global warming. The suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court says Exxon Mobil’s neglect has contaminated the soil, groundwater, tidal water and sediment of San Francisco Bay, caused by Exxon operations in the Bay dating back to the 1930s.

Lawyers for the Alaska Native coastal village of Kivalina, which is being forced to relocate because of flooding caused by the changing Arctic climate, filed suit in federal court arguing that 5 oil companies, 14 electric utilities and the country’s largest coal company are held responsible for the climate change-induced damages.

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This entry was posted on July 2, 2008 by in climate change, corporate transparency and tagged , .
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