Pay Up Climate Polluters holds Big Oil and Gas financially responsible for its role in global warming-related damages. Using policy, grassroots advocacy and the law, we hold polluters accountable — to make sure the companies whose products caused the problem pay their fair share to adapt communities to the new normal.
Snapshot of Damages
With lawsuits filed by communities from Oakland, California to New York City and Huaraz, Peru, momentum is building to hold climate polluters accountable.
In 2015, investigations confirmed the oil behemoth knew in the 1970's that its products would cause climate change. Instead of acting responsibly, it waged a 25-year campaign of deception to undermine climate science and maintain business as usual.
California Leads with Eight Lawsuits
Nurses, unions and Latino groups have all called on Attorney General Xavier Becerra to investigate Exxon for its potential fraud around climate change and related impacts.
Growing Calls for Liability in Florida
Protecting the Sunshine State from rising seas will cost billions. Groups in the southeastern part of the state are urging lawmakers to make power companies and Big Gas and Oil chip in.
New York Doubles Down on Polluters
Between Attorney General Schneiderman's ongoing investigation of ExxonMobil and NYC's lawsuit against five major climate polluters, New York is paving the way for climate liability action.