- Brian last Tuesday
It's clear the oil companies aren't going to act to stop climate change, and the federal government is too deep in the pockets of Big Oil to do much either.
It will be up to activists, young people, and local governments to lead this fight. I'm glad California is taking this action.
I agree with California in this matter! The answer from the Oil Industry is let Congress deal with this, but as long as members of Congress aree allowed to get "GIFTS" from lobbyists, and Citizens United allows Corporations to give big amounts of Money to Political Campaigns, Congress won't do anything to stop the damage caused by oil and gas use and in fracking to get to oil deposits. These big oil multinationals want their big profits more than they want to support life on this planet! This industry believes it can buy the votes of OUR ELECTED people in Congress, & The Republican Party has shown that's how they work! Their pushing the extreme thinking of evangelicals who gave them a lot of money! All members of Congress must PROVE their knowledge of our Constitution prior to taking office. Maybe then they wouldn't violate it so often, breaking their Oath of Office!
- SigmaTriz last Wednesday
Two years ago certain parties, including some lawmakers, in California were sent copies of U.S. Patent 8,674,373 which when implemented stops carbon Dioxide emissions. Makes fossil fuel harmless to the ozone. If the better nousetrap doesn't fit the agenda it's always ignored.
I have my doubts to the outcome. But, we should not only go after the oil companies but also the Big 3 Automakers. People forget GM was a big factor in eliminating trolley cars. Selling cities to purchase buses, GM busses. Also pushing for our "Freeways". Having congress pass a fuel tax to build highways. Instead of toll roads. Between major oil companies and auto industry climate change will never stop. Those entities alone place more money in congress members campaign funds than any voter. Don't let them fool you that they are working towards renewables. They are more concerned with "PROFIT", not climate change effects.
- William Yesterday at 12:48 AM
I applaud California for the steps they have taken. The oil companies need to be held to account and help pay for the havoc they have brought on the world. Had they been upfront back in the '50's it is possible that a world effort could have been mounted to find better solutions to energy needs. Their profits need to be brought to bare at making right what they placed upon us.
- wpeckham last Thursday
We have known since 1974 that the oil companies were lying to us, damaging the environment, and putting profit above human lives. It is about time SOMEONE called them to account! Good for CA! (Where was the Congress in this? Oh yeah, voting in mroe oil subsidies!)
- Daniel last Thursday
Only in Cali!!! It's rediculous. The Governor should be embracing Fossil.Fuels because he is going to need them when his grid fails. And it will fail completely before long.
- Harry last Thursday
Feel good political motivation by CA officials, this will be tossed out of Court ultimately once the case gets to the adult judges.
- Nancy last Thursday
I SO support this lawsuit against the big oil conpanies in California that have been raking in the profits for years, enriching their CEOs and shareholders while raising our prices with mumbled excuses about inflation and distribution. These are the companies that have done the research, and found out that oil is indeed canceer causing and indeed the major cause of Global Warming! This smoke I'm trying to avoid today is all part of the prob lem they are exacerbating while profiting! It has to end!
- Mary last Thursday
Absolutely! We now have definitive evidence they intentionally lied to we the people.
- Arlys last Wednesday
I have been against off shore drilling ever since they began. It is was a danger back in the day and still is as we all well know. I'm backing California on this one.
- Lois last Wednesday
The oil companies should reimburse all citizens for the losses we have suffered due to the climate crises. BP should have paid much more than they did for the damage they caused to the Gulf of Mexico from the Deep Water Horizon.
- Steph last Wednesday
I support this. Too bad I live in PA, or I would want to add my name to the lawsuit.
- Joan last Wednesday
Companies like to disguise the true cost of their product, whether it is direct harm from the product such as with cigarettes, or the cost of disposal of packaging, or harm to the enviroment from carbon pollutants. We no longer have the luxury to ignore these costs in an increasingly crowded and polluted and trash-ridden world.
- 530 East Hunt Highway last Wednesday
The world can't run on wind and solar. Neither is considered sustainable sources of energy and both need fossil fuels for backup. Time to get real and learn the facts.
- George last Wednesday
We need to fight climate change and we made progress in Court in Montana