Tag: fossil fuel

Environmental Group Sues FEMA for Fossil Fuel Spending Records

Following up on a 2021 request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has filed suit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for failing to release public records about the agency’s spending on energy-related projects and assistance to help communities rebuild […]

California Probes Plastic Pollution

On Thursday, April 28, 2022, California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta announced his office is launching an investigation to hold the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries accountable for their alleged role in creating and continuing a global plastic pollution crisis. “For decades, these industries have aggressively promoted the development of oil-based plastic products and campaigned […]

CourtWatch: Should Big Oil Be Held Responsible for Contributing to Climate Change?

Vermont joins a long list of states that have sued energy companies with allegations that these companies mislead consumers about the impact their products have on global warming. The lawsuit, filed on September 14, 2021, “alleges past and ongoing violations of Vermont’s Consumer Protection Act for concealing crucial information and disseminating misleading statements and advertising […]