Join ACTT as they host the Center for Climate Integrity (CCI) on November 18th. Learn more about CCI’s work to help communities across the country hold corporate polluters accountable for the massive impacts of climate change and how this type of action might apply to MDI communities to alleviate the cost of resilience and repair.
As MDI experiences increasingly severe weather events and warming, rising seas, taxpayers will be increasingly confronted with the bill for recovery and adaptation. And yet, another avenue exists to cover those costs.
Since 2017, 27 communities have turned to the courts to hold ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, Shell and other major fossil fuel companies accountable, making those companies pay for local climate damages. Evidence has demonstrated that fossil fuel companies have known about the long-term negative impacts of their products and activities for more than 50 years and that these companies lied to the public to protect their bottom line. Through holding these companies accountable, communities across the country are shifting the cost of resilience and repair back onto the fossil fuel companies. The Center for Climate Integrity is supporting this work and will join MDI community members to share their experience and the possibilities this work could hold for the local MDI community.
Susie Arnold, Marine Scientist, Island Institute
Sverre LeRoy, Climate Scientist, Center Climate Integrity
Iyla Shornstein, State and Local Campaigns Manager, Center for Climate Integrity
Anthony Moffa, Attorney and Associate Professor of Law, University of Maine Law School