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5 March 2019

Addressing inequalities of power: Landmark class action seeks justice for 15,500 Indonesian seaweed farmers affected by 2009 Montara oil spill

Author: Ben Slade, Legal Counsel at Maurice Blackburn (Australia)

Jelena Rudd speaks with Ben Slade, of Maurice Blackburn, legal counsel in Sanda v PTTEP Australia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd, a class action brought on behalf of 15,500 Indonesian seaweed farmers.

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Article
21 February 2019

USA: 5 oil companies sued by state of Rhode Island for failure to move to lower carbon initiatives

Author: Dana Drugmand, Climate Liability News

"Rhode Island Argues to Keep Its Climate Suit in State Court", 7 Feb 2019...

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Article
17 January 2019

Kenya: How land rights & environmental concerns are slowing completion of energy projects

Author: Amenya Ochieng, Kenya News Agency

"The ‘Pains And Gains’ Of Lamu’s Mega Projects"...

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Story
3 July 2018

USA: Rhode Island files lawsuit against oil & gas companies over climate change impacts

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Article
2 July 2018

Rhode Island Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change, First State to Do So

Author: Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News (USA)

Rhode Island on Monday became the first state to sue oil companies over the effects of climate change, filing a complaint seeking damages for the costs associated with protecting the state from rising seas and severe weather...[S]tate Attorney General...

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Article
2 July 2018

Rhode Island sues oil companies over climate change

Author: Timothy Cama, The Hill (USA)

Rhode Island’s attorney general sued a dozen oil and natural gas companies and their affiliates Monday in state court, accusing them of causing climate change and not sufficiently mitigating its effects.  Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Rhode...

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Article
23 May 2017

Myanmar: Fishermen protest against access restrictions at Kyaukphyu seaport; fishing not allowed where China National Petroleum Corporation's ships dock

Author: Moe Myint, Irrawaddy

"Fishermen Protest Against Kyaukphyu Seaport," 22 May 2017...

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Article
31 May 2016

Norway’s Hemla Vantage closes in on $600m Iran gas joint venture

Author: Financial Times

A Norwegian oil and gas company is closing in on a $600m contract with an Iranian petrochemical group for one of the first major gas deals since international sanctions were lifted....

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Blog post
15 December 2015

Post Paris climate talks, how to take charge through climate litigation

Author: Sif Thorgeirsson & Ciara Dowd, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Ensuring corporate legal accountability for contributions to climate change is an enormous task for the business and human rights community, but one worth fighting for.

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20 October 2015

The role of investors in re-channelling corporate influence in climate change

Author: Catherine Howarth & Juliet Phillips, ShareAction

Investors should be on the front line of efforts to challenge corporate lobbying weakening climate policies that serve public interest.

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