Increasingly Endangered Communities Sue Corporate Polluters over Global Warming

The New York Times has a piece profiling an Alaskan village that is suing ExxonMobil, Shell and other big polluting corporations. They want the companies to pay to relocate villagers from an island north of the Arctic Circle which is losing the sea ice that long served as a barrier protecting the island and its residents. Here’s an expert from the story:

“The case is one of three major lawsuits filed by environmental groups, private lawyers and state officials around the nation against big producers of heat-trapping gases. And though the village faces a difficult battle, the cases are gathering steam.”


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Posted on January 27, 2010, in Climate Change and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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