Economy & Business

"Oil Giants Fight Climate Deception Suit at Hawaii Supreme Court"

"Oil companies including Sunoco LP, Chevron Corp., and Exxon Mobil Corp. urged justices to dismiss a climate lawsuit they say falls outside of the scope of local law during oral arguments Thursday at the Hawaii Supreme Court."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/22/2023
August 29, 2023

Webinar: Climate and Conflict in the Middle East — Adaptation Opportunities for COP28

The Middle East Institute and the International Committee of the Red Cross will host a panel on the intersection of armed conflict and climate change and the impact on vulnerable communities in the Middle East, moderated by SEJ executive director Meaghan Parker. 10:00 a.m. ET.


"Louisiana Created Alleged Conflict Of Interest In ‘Cancer Alley’ Case"

"Facing a pivotal federal investigation into Louisiana’s relationship with petro-chemical companies, the state’s attorney general hired lawyers who were simultaneously representing one of the main corporations at the center of the investigation, documents reveal."

Source: Guardian, 08/14/2023

"White House Seeks $12B To Refill The Nearly Broke Disaster Fund"

"President Joe Biden is asking Congress to approve $12 billion in emergency spending to replenish the nearly broke federal fund that helps communities and individuals recover after major disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires."

Source: E&E News, 08/11/2023

"There’s A Crisis Unfolding In Florida's Waters. DeSantis Hasn’t Said A Word."

"The GOP governor and presidential candidate has touted his environmental and economic credentials. He’s ignoring an environmental and economic disaster at home."

Source: HuffPost, 08/07/2023

Extreme Heat Cuts Into US Small Business, Worker Hours In July: Report

"Record-breaking heat waves across the U.S. forced small businesses to close early in July, according to a report released on Tuesday, and reduced paid working hours for employees as dangerous temperatures reshape consumer behavior."

Source: Reuters, 08/02/2023


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