Thursday, March 04, 2010

Katrina Big Oil Lawsuit

This sounds like it could be a landmark case:
Victims of Hurricane Katrina are seeking to sue carbon gas-emitting multinationals for helping fuel global warming and boosting the 2005 storm.
Why not sue the Saudi Royals or Hugo Chavez? Or China?

Anyway, just imagine the precedent set by a victory. Then again, a verdict saying the oil companies have not singularly influenced hurricane strength could be a setback for Al Gore (although they will just claim Big Oil was involved, natch).

Meanwhile, if the oil companies lose it could get interesting--the Supreme Court has already ruled that CO2 is a pollutant that can be regulated by the EPA. Better get ready for that 7 dollar a gallon gas.

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