January 27th, 2010
Kivalina, Alaska, the Inupiat village of 400 that’s suing companies for climate change made it into the NY Times today. Since I was in Kivalina in 2008, it seems the case–and others like it–are gathering steam. This is on the order of the tobacco law suit. Climate change…
From the article:
“Blocks of sea ice used to protect the town’s fragile coast from October on, but “we don’t have buildup right now, and it is January,” said Janet Mitchell, Kivalina’s administrator. “We live in anxiety during high-winds seasons.”
“The village wants the companies, including ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, and many others, to pay the costs of relocating to the mainland, which could amount to as much as $400 million.”
Read more here:
Kivalina in the NY Times
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