Judge throws out climate-change lawsuits against big oil companies, uses Trump defense

Judge throws out climate-change lawsuits against big oil companies

“All of us have benefited,” Alsup wrote. “Having reaped the benefit of that historic progress, would it really be fair to now ignore our own responsibility in the use of fossil fuels and place the blame for global warming on those who supplied what we demanded?”

The judge concluded in his 16-page ruling that the issue is best addressed by the federal government’s legislative and executive branches. The Trump administration made that argument in urging the judge to toss the suits, even while the administration has opposed efforts worldwide to fight climate change.

via LA Times Judge throws out climate-change lawsuits against big oil companies

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