NYC Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

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New York City is suing five major oil companies, claiming they have contributed to global warming.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will be seeking billions in the lawsuit to recoup money spent by the city for resiliency efforts related to climate change.

The defendants in the city’s federal lawsuit are BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell. Read more here.

{Matzav.com}

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  1. What exactly is resiliency efforts that the city had to spend billions on? Most of us have llived in NYC can anyone say yes the city landscape or clim ate has changed over the past 40 years?? Such nonsense its all about the $$$$ its one big fraud. with lots of money riding on it.

  2. Just another major waste of NYC taxpayer dollars by DeBozo.
    New York City will not get a dime from the oil companies because global warming is just the biggest hoax perpetrated on mankind by the brain challenged left to extract trillions of dollars from taxpayers.

  3. Oh great. Is it a class action? Will I, a taxpayer, get some of the settlement? Or will it all go to DeBlasio and his lackeys?

  4. DeBlasio, Stringer, and any other NYC officials who ride around in motor vehicles that run on gasoline, and live in houses/work in buildings heated by fossil fuel, should be sued as well, and also for all the hot air they emit with their extreme leftist rhetoric.

  5. Who contributes? The oil producer or the consumer? Such as the guy in the SUV driving into another borough each morning with a police entourage to use a gym?

  6. This is shameful on the party of NYC. The city also uses gasoline for their own vehicles. These companies don’t decide how much will go into the air, rather the consumers do. Maybe factories are the cause? Maybe there is no link between pollution and global warming? I am sure there are plenty of scientists who don’t see a link and did not get publicity. Maybe hurricanes are due without global warming? I can’t believe the city is spending our money for lawyers to draw up such irrational claims. The city is probably looking for a settlement b/c they need more cash. So they target big fish. Every other day the radio reports a dispute between state and city over funding.

  7. Does global warming refer to temperatures below 0?

    Is NYC’s mayor perhaps related to Stubbs, the honorary cat, mayor of Alaska from 1997 till 2012? They both seem to have the same amount of brains.

  8. Does the city use anything produced by ‘big oil’? Home heating oil in government buildings, shelters etc.? How about cars driven by city officials or emergency services? I’m sure that the city spends millions if not billions. Really, the city is contributing to global warming by using petroleum products. Should the city sue itself? Ridiculous!

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