German Groups Sue Major Carmakers for Fueling “Climate Emergency”

Source: Common Dreams

“A pair of climate advocacy groups on Friday announced lawsuits against BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen for fueling the climate emergency, hoping to force the German carmakers to stop selling internal combustion vehicles and cut their carbon footprints 65% by 2030. Greenpeace Germany and Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) are accusing the companies of failing to decarbonize in line with the 1.5°C temperature goal of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The groups addressed the legal actions during a Friday press conference, with Greenpeace targeting Volkswagen and DUH initiating proceedings against the other two carmakers as well as the fossil fuel company Wintershall Dea, aiming to prevent it from developing new oil and gas fields by 2026.” [editor’s note: No longer global warming or simple climate change, now it’s “climate emergency” (even though the conditions are actually easing according to “science”); I’ll make a note to get the rhetoric right – SAT] (09/06/21)