Katrina Victims Seek to Sue Shell, Exxon, Other Carbon Emitters


More than four years have passed since Hurricane Katrina hit the south, and many residents still suffer today. One group of Mississippi victims aims to get compensated by the folks they believe are responsible for all that property damage–multinational corporations. News-wire service Agence-France Presse (AFP) recently spied documents indicating that southern Mississippi residents are attempting to sue a group of greenhouse gas-emitting corporations through a class-action lawsuit. The group argues that major emitters like Shell and Chevron are to blame for fueling global warming and spurring Hurricane Katrina.

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