Left and the Law: Climate Lawsuits

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Mon, 08/02/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

In their Left and the Law segment today, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker take up the recent wave of lawsuits filed by cities and states against the oil industry in the US based on the industry's damage to communities and covering up their own scientific data on the lethal threat of fossil fuels to the planet.  Jan and Mike talk about the importance of these lawsuits in the broader climate justice movement as well as some of their legal and political challenges. They begin their segment by commenting on an online news report by Greenpeace UK where a senior ExxonMobil lobbyist talks about how he works to fight off US climate legislation. Listen to what the lobbyist has to say.

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