Alaskans Sue Oil, Coal Firms for "Conspiracy" to Hide Truth About Warming

Wed, 2008-02-27 08:31Ross Gelbspan
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Alaskans Sue Oil, Coal Firms for "Conspiracy" to Hide Truth About Warming

Lawyers for the Alaska Native coastal village of Kivalina, which is being forced to relocate because of flooding caused by the changing Arctic climate, filed suit in federal court arguing that 5 oil companies, 14 electric utilities and the country’s largest coal company were responsible for the village’s woes.

The suit is the latest effort to hold companies like BP America, Chevron, Peabody Energy, Duke Energy and the Southern Company responsible for the impact of global warming…In an unusual move, those five companies and three other defendants — the Exxon Mobil Corporation, American Electric Power and the Conoco Phillips Company — are also accused of conspiracy.

“There has been a long campaign by power, coal and oil companies to mislead the public about the science of global warming,” the suit says

Previous Comments

There are strong similarities between the way proponents of Intelligent Design and AGW deniers operate. I hope that this case, assuming it goes to trial, will do to the AGW deniers what the Dover Trial did to the supporters of Intelligent Design i.e.. show that their whole case is based on shoddy science, fraud and distortion of the truth.

Hopefully the trial will have a judge as knowledgeable and fair as Judge Jones.

Ian Forrester

Sounds more like an attempt to extort money out of profitable companies.

And just to show you that these groups are paranoid, they’re also accusing the companies of conspiracy.

“Sounds more like an attempt to extort money out of profitable companies.”

Oh yeah, Alaskans are being forced to relocate because the sea levels are acting up, so it’s _merely_ a way to extort money. Sure.

“And just to show you that these groups are paranoid, they’re also accusing the companies of conspiracy.”

ExxonMobil and friends’ activities in funding front groups and churning out junk are well-documented and widely known. Unlike you denialists’ so-called “theory” of a Worldwide Academic Conspiracy to Create a New World Order of Gaiaism – a theory based on a huge pile of nothing.

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