by William Teach | January 11, 2018 7:53 am
How would NYC run without fossil fuels? Police cars, ambulances, garbage trucks (when they aren’t on strike), inspector vehicles, buses, meter maids, the mayors limo. And so much more, and that’s just city operations. How about all the private operations? How about all the taxis, limos, and other conveyances. How about all the trucks which bring in materials that allow all those people to eat? How about all the airplanes at the airports? You know, the ones that all Bill De Blasio to jet off to ‘climate change’ meetings in foreign nations?
New York City sues Shell, ExxonMobil, and other oil majors over climate change
The New York City government is suing the world’s five largest publicly traded oil companies, seeking to hold them responsible for present and future damages to the city from climate change.
The suit, filed Tuesday against BP, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, claims the companies together produced 11 percent of all of global warming gases through the oil and gas products they have sold over the years. It also charges that the companies and the industry of which they are part have known for some time about the consequences but sought to obscure them.
“In this litigation, the City seeks to shift the costs of protecting the City from climate change impacts back onto the companies that have done nearly all they could to create this existential threat,” says the lawsuit brought by New York corporation counsel Zachary Carter, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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These are shakedown suits, much as we’ve seen with all the ones filed by California municipalities, and, once again, these companies should pull their operations out of NYC. Refuse to sell gasoline to the City of New York government. Refuse to sell jet fuel to the airports in NYC. Which we know won’t happen, sadly. But, they could threaten. And, they could call out De Blasio for his own use of fossil fuels, like for his limo, and flying to climate change conferences. Call out the city for their use of fossil fuels.
“To deal with what the future will inevitably bring, the City must build sea walls, levees, dunes, and other coastal armament, and elevate and harden a vast array of City-owned structures, properties, and parks along its coastline,” the suit details. “The costs of these largely unfunded projects run to many billions of dollars and far exceed the City’s resources.”
The suit does not specify precisely how much money it is asking for from the oil companies in what it calls “compensatory damages,” saying that should be established in the case.
In other words, they’re trying to shakedown the companies. However, we saw ExxonMobil respond to the California suits by demanding discovery of documents, to “depose California state officials and others involved in bringing the cases for “potential claims of abuse of process, civil conspiracy, and violation of ExxonMobil’s civil rights.””
Exxon and the others shouldn’t let the suits be settled or ended or dropped: they should force the cities, like NYC, to go through the whole process, and, if they get dropped, sue back. Why? Because the Warmists lose almost every time, because they cannot provide rock solid scientific proof that ‘climate change’ is mostly/solely caused by Mankind.
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