Will litigation against big oil mimic big tobacco’s court battles?

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Activist groups claim oil and gas majors have long been aware of the impact of their products on the climate. (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Oil and gas majors’ alleged prior knowledge of fossil fuels’ contribution to global warming is drawing parallels with how the tobacco industry dealt with the harmful healthcare effects of its smoking products over the past three decades. Climate litigation is gaining momentum on all fronts with claims being filed across ...

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