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Multnomah county sues oil companies for $51 bn over 'Heat Dome' disaster

A county in the northwestern state of Oregon on Thursday filed a lawsuit against major fossil fuel companies seeking more than $51 billion over the 2021 "Heat Dome," one of the United States' deadliest weather-related disasters. The county is asking for $50 million in current damages from the Heat Dome, and $1.5 billion for future damages as extreme heat, drought, wildfires, and smoky skies become more common. It also wants a much larger sum—$50 billion—for a longer term "abatement fund" to upgrade and "climatize" the county's infrastructure.

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  • winnie nguru

    51 w

    This is in order. I support

    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

      51 w

      I back this law suit

      • Komu Daniel

        51 w

        I support this law suit ,let accountability prevail

        • Munene Mugambi

          51 w

          A move we hope that will lead to more such moves and favourable rulings for the environment

          • Ajema Lydiah

            51 w

            This is the best punishment,they would atleast reduce fossil fuel production or even end it completely

            • Joseph Githinji

              51 w

              This is a great move by Multimonah County, if this sails through it's going to be a reference point and a great precedence on how to execute matters on climate destructors.

              • rosebellendiritu

                51 w

                @joseph_githinji I agree,it's unfortunate they act only when coaxed

              • Tabitha Kimani

                51 w

                I support this 100%. and many litigations against fossil fuel companies should be expected. ECOCIDE law should be enforced now.

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