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Well, at Least They’re Not Trying to Sue President Bush…

March 6, 2010

HEY! HEY MORONS!! GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX! I mean, really? They sure are milking this Hurricane thing. Yeah, a NATURAL DISASTER happens and somebody fucking OWES you shitbags something. Fuck your entitlement bullshit. Fuck the fact that you were notified BEFORE the storm touched land THAT IT WAS COMING. “GTFO” NOTICES WERE EVERYWHERE. NEWS. PAPERS. RADIO. Not to mention the $2K (or whatever the hell the amount was) FEMA cards you all got to HELP YOU… EVEN THOUGH YOU DID NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GODDAMN WARNINGS and STAYED… Yeah, real bright. Nobody owes you a fucking THING.

Hurricane Katrina victims to sue oil companies over global warming
Victims of Hurricane Katrina are seeking to sue carbon gas-emitting multinationals for helping fuel global warming and boosting the 2005 storm.

Article: UK Telegraph

The class action suit brought by residents from southern Mississippi, which was ravaged by hurricane-force winds and driving rains, was first filed just weeks after the August 2005 storm hit.

“The plaintiffs allege that defendants’ operation of energy, fossil fuels, and chemical industries in the United States caused the emission of greenhouse gasses that contributed to global warming,” say the documents seen by the AFP news agency.

The increase in global surface air and water temperatures “in turn caused a rise in sea levels and added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina, which combined to destroy the plaintiffs’ private property, as well as public property useful to them.”

More than 1,200 people died in Hurricane Katrina, which lashed the area, swamping New Orleans in Louisiana when levees gave way under the weight of the waves.

The suit, claiming compensation and punitive damages from multinational companies including Shell, ExxonMobile, BP and Chevron, has already passed several key legal hurdles, after initially being knocked back by the lowest court.

Three federal appeals court judges decided in October 2009 that the case could be heard. However, in February the same court decided to re-examine whether it could be heard this time with nine judges.

Other companies named in the suit include Honeywell and American Electric Power, with the residents charging that “the defendants’ greenhouse gas emissions caused saltwater, debris, sediment, hazardous substances, and other materials to enter, remain on, and damage plaintiffs’ property.”

They allege that the companies had a duty to “avoid unreasonably endangering the environment, public health, public and private property.”

The district court, which initially rejected the case, ruled that it was “a debate which simply has no place in the court.”

The court argued that Congress first had to enact legislation “which sets appropriate standards by which this court can measure conduct.”

Mississippi residents must now wait for the appeals court to fix a new hearing, in principle within the next three months.

A decision would then be due by the end of 2010, and both sides could also then take the case to the Supreme Court.

Breeding a mass of shit. I swear.

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