Legal immunity would squash raft of climate lawsuits launched by cities and counties across the US seeking compensation for damages
Microsoft has joined a conservative-led group that demands fossil fuel companies be granted legal immunity from attempts to claw back damages from the climate change they helped cause.
The stated goals of the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) include a $40-a-ton fee on carbon dioxide emissions in return for the gutting of current climate change regulations and “protecting companies from federal and state tort liability for historic emissions”.
Original Title: Microsoft joins group seeking to kill off historic climate change lawsuits
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/01/microsoft-joins-group-seeking-to-avoid-climate-change-lawsuit