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A Superfund to make Big Oil pay for damages caused by climate change

Together with the US states of Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York, the State of Vermont will hold Big Oil accountable for the expensive damage caused by climate change with a new bill. The bill will demand that oil companies pay states to compensate the costs of these damages, by funding energy efficiency infrastructure, water utility improvements, solar grids, stormwater drainage, etc.
A report by the University of Vermont estimated that the cost of flood damages to people's homes, public infrastructure, and businesses in Vermont could cost the state $5.2 billion.
Questions are still being raised regarding the implementation of such a bill, but it is great to see local governments taking climate actions that matter!

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  • Elizabeth Gathigia

    2 w

    Its a great initiative, all polluters should be held accountable and pay heavily for the damage they have caused our mother nature

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    • mary Mwihaki

      4 w

      This is great setting laws to protect our environment lets continue to support and advocate for policies that prioritize climate justice and environment and also finding ways to reduce the pollution.

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      • S Kaup

        5 w

        For too long, Big Oil has not been held responsible for the external impacts of fossil fuel burning, such as air pollution, water contamination and land degradation. Now that the impacts to our global climate are here, the only way to hold them accountable and create change is to make them pay for these impacts. This can lead to phasing out of fossil fuel burning.

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        • Cynthia Garrett

          6 w

          We have to think long term about impact on all living things not just short term profits

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          • Patrick Kiash

            6 w

            Polluters should pay more for their consequences that cause havocs all over.

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            • Princess

              6 w

              It's a positive step in addressing the effects of climate change and protecting communities and the environment.

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              • Kevin

                6 w

                Big oil conglomerates must be held to account for the atrocities committed against the people and to the extensive damage to the environment

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                • Tabitha Kimani

                  6 w

                  At least the big oils will be forced to take responsibility.This is the only way out.

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                  • George Kariuki

                    6 w

                    It's inspiring to see local governments taking meaningful climate action and leading the way towards a more sustainable and equitable future. 🌟 Let's continue to support and advocate for policies that prioritize climate justice and environmental stewardship. #ClimateAction

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                    • We Don't Have Time

                      6 w

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                      • Felix mokaya

                        6 w

                        Such a great collaboration .It is good to see that companies that holds Big Oil will be accountable for the expensive damage caused .This is the way!

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                        • dickson mutai

                          6 w

                          This initiative represents a noteworthy step forward in addressing climate change impacts at a local level and demonstrates a commitment to holding those responsible responsible

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                          • Jane Wangui

                            6 w

                            In as much as they want to make more money for themselves with the oil..they should be held countable for finding ways to reduce the pollution..this is just.

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                            • Saustine Lusanzu

                              6 w

                              Happy to see this happening! We must be able to make the polluters pay for the action that destroys the environment. Also we need Ecoside law to make Everyone harming nature to be held accountable

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                              • walter lungayi

                                6 w

                                This collaborative effort sets a powerful precedent. It demonstrates the commitment to address environmental issues and shift towards sustainable energy solutions.

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                                • Sarah Chabane

                                  6 w

                                  That's a great initiative!

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                                  • Chris Ndungu

                                    6 w

                                    Yah! this is how the government should be doing. Setting laws to protect our environment is a milestone effort that ought to be embraced.

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                                    • Joseph Githinji

                                      6 w

                                      Great to see government take charge to create laws to protect the environment. This is a superb way to enhance responsibility and accountability.

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                                      • zelda ninga

                                        6 w

                                        The people who have the least role in causing the climate crisis are bearing the brunt of it, and unfortunately, if climate justice is not talked about, then this kind of law would change this.

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