The Latest: Our Earth
Lawsuit alleging oil companies misled public about climate change moves forward
• January 25, 2022 5:05 PM
A federal appeals court in Virginia heard a landmark case Tuesday that seeks to hold major fossil fuel companies accountable for their role in climate change. The court's decision in the case will have implications for a raft of similar cases brought by cities, counties and states across the country.
House panel broadens probe into climate disinformation by Big Oil
• January 21, 2022 5:16 PM
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has broadened its investigation into the role of fossil fuel companies in misleading the public about climate change, asking members of the boards of directors of ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron and Shell Oil to testify before Congress next month about their firms’ commitments to curbing global warming.
House committee schedules 2nd hearing on oil and gas industry's role in climate disinformation
• January 21, 2022 5:13 PM
The House Oversight Committee on Thursday issued its second round of appearance requests to the oil and gas industry in an investigation into the role it has played in the spread of climate disinformation.