Schwarzenegger says he wants to sue oil companies for first-degree murder

Schwarzenegger says he wants to sue oil companies for first-degree murder

During a live recording of Politico's Off Message podcast Sunday, the former California governor revealed his plan to sue oil companies, drawing a comparison to how tobacco companies hid details about how harmful their products were for consumers.

Schwarzenegger, who launched the Digital Environmental Legislative Handbook last August to provide fifty state legislators with a blueprint to pass climate change legislation to counter President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, said oil companies and fossil fuels are "no different from the smoking issue".

Global oil extraction has been accompanied by environmental degradation, and Schwarzenegger's case, whether eventually successful, represents a bold and polarizing move to publicize the widespread impacts of the world's reliance on fossil fuels.

Yet instead of spreading awareness of the issue, the company buried the truth and spent millions to promote misinformation on the topic.

Indeed, as I have pointed out before, numerous people "researching climate deniers were loosely involved with Greenpeace USA, which released the ground-breaking Exxon Secrets data-base before turning their attention to the Koch denial machinery, but also others of note include the Climate Investigations Center, Union of Concerned Scientists; Sourcewatch; DeSmogBlog as well as academics, such as Naomi Oreskes, who wrote the wonderful Merchants of Doubt, as well as Michael Mann, the climate researcher, who himself has been on the frontline of the climate wars".

"We're going to go after them, and we're going to be in there like an Alabama tick". "That it would kill people and give people cancer, and all of this, all of this stuff the oil companies knew and they kept hiding it from the people".

"It is absolutely irresponsible to know that your product is killing people and to not have a warning label on it like they do in tobacco". "If you walk into a room and you know you're going to kill someone, it's first degree murder. I think it's the same thing with oil companies".

The Hollywood icon also wants to take the movement against the fossil fuel industry further by pushing for the labeling of all products that were produced using the dirty power source of this fact, Futurism notes.

Reuters quoted San Francisco officials as saying that the five oil companies "knowingly and recklessly created an ongoing public nuisance that is causing harm now and in the future risks catastrophic harm to human life and property". He hopes that when people begin to realize the unsafe effects of burning fossil fuels they might even start looking at renewable alternatives.

This article was originally published by Science As Fact.

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