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Shell Oil Accused Of “Climate Wrecking” In Historic Lawsuit

Shell Oil Accused Of “Climate Wrecking” In Historic Lawsuit

David Vetter: Energy

Oil giant Shell has been taken to court in the Netherlands by activists who allege the company has knowingly undermined global climate targets.

The groundbreaking case is being brought by an alliance of climate activists and organizations, who claim that Shell’s activities threaten human rights by failing to take carbon-cutting action in alignment with Paris Agreement targets.

The plaintiffs, led by Friends of the Earth Netherlands, known in the country as Milieudefensie, are demanding that the company reduce its greenhouse gas output by 45% by 2030 from 2019 levels, which Shell says totaled 70 million tons of CO2 equivalent emissions. read more and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.