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VERDICT: Dutch Court Prioritizes Planet over Fossil Fuel Profits

Here is some great news for our planet.

“This week a Dutch court made history as it ruled that the human right to a livable planet takes precedence over a fossil fuel corporation’s profit motive.

Ruling in a case brought by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Netherlands along with 17,000 other co-plaintiffs, Judge Larisa Alwin found that fossil fuel giant Shell Oil has known “for a long time” about the damage caused by its greenhouse gas emissions and said that the company’s current operations violate human right protections guaranteed by the European Convention. Writing with razor-sharp moral clarity, Judge Alwin concluded, “The interests served with the [emissions] reduction obligations outweigh Shell Group’s commercial interests.” “

READ MORE:
https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/verdict-livable-planet-trumps-corporate-profits


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