2021-06-02 13:05:49

Why A Dutch Court Ruling Against Shell Oil Is A Game Changer



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Antonia Juhasz about a Dutch court ruling against Shell Oil is a game-changer.

A civil court in the Netherlands recently issued a landmark ruling against one of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies, ordering Royal Dutch Shell to cut its emissions by 45% from 2019 levels. The Hague court, whose decision could have far-reaching implications, ruled that the British-Dutch multinational corporation is responsible for the emissions that its products create and therefore must comply with the requirements of the Paris Accord. The case was brought by the Dutch chapter of Friends of the Earth and could be replicated in other nations and with other major oil and gas corporations as part of the on-going battle against climate change.

Here is her latest article in Rolling Stone entitled, “A Court Ruled Shell is Liable for its Contributions to Climate Change. What Happens Now?

Antonia Juhasz, leading energy analyst, author, and investigative journalist. She is currently a Bertha Fellow in Investigative Journalism and an award-winning writer who has contributed to Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, CNN.com, The Nation, Ms., The Advocate, and more. She is the author of several books including The Tyranny of Oil: the World’s Most Powerful Industry–And What We Must Do To Stop It and Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill. 

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