Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 24, 2022

How Exxon is using an unusual law to intimidate critics over its climate denial 

The Guardian  reports

How Exxon is using an unusual law to intimidate critics over its climate denia. America’s largest oil firm claims its history of publicly denying the climate crisis is protected by the first amendment Exxon, headquartered in Houston, argues that lawsuits filed by out-of-state politicians infringe on the sovereignty of Texas.

ExxonMobil is attempting to use an unusual Texas law to target and intimidate its critics, claiming that lawsuits against the company over its long history of downplaying and denying the climate crisis violate the US constitution’s guarantees of free speech.

Read article at  How Exxon is using an unusual law to intimidate critics over its climate denial | Environment | The Guardian


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  1. My personal view is that climate change is occurring. But the primary driver is population and consumption. When my grandfather was born, the world population was about 1.3 billion. When I was born it was 2.2 billion, and today it is 7.5 billion. The UN predicts a population of about 10 billion by 2055. In my opinion this is the primary driver of everything relating to our worsening environment.

    That’s a quote from the original article from Ken Croasdale, 82, researcher and engineer at Imperial Oil from 1968 to 1992.

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