Washington to Be Sued Over Global Warming
A California court has cleared the way for a coalition of environmental groups and cities to sue the US government over global warming. This is highly significant as it is the first time that the potentially disastrous impacts of climate change have been recognized by a court. The lawsuit names two government agencies – the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Opic) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States – claiming that 8 per cent of all the world's greenhouse gases come from projects they support. One way or another the climate change movement will not rest until the government of the United States and others stop impeding the necessary policies required to stop climate change. This will require moving forward on all fronts – supporting renewable energy, conserving energy, protesting – and yes, challenging climate villains in the courts.