What the California Legislature Did to Hold Polluters Accountable


California’s new lawsuit against major oil corporations cites decades of deception about the causes of climate change and billions in damages to California communities. The lawsuit, along with several key climate bills passed this year, will hold corporate polluters accountable. AB 1167 (Carrillo) will make the owners of orphaned and idle oil and gas wells pay to properly close them instead of taxpayers. SB 253 (Weiner) will compel California’s largest corporate polluters to disclose all of their emissions, and SB 261 (Stern) will require corporations, financial institutions, and insurers to report on climate-related financial risk. In this webinar, we discussed these bills and next steps for the California legislature and the climate movement in holding polluters accountable and creating a climate-safe future for all.

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