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Insane: New York mayor to sue oil companies for bad weather

Published by American Thinker

By Ed Straker


Commissar Bill de Blasio of New York is suing oil companies, claiming they cause global warming, which in turn worsened the severity of Hurricane Sandy and damaged the city.  The attempt by a commissar of the left to shake down the engines of capitalism is hardly unprecedented.  What is unprecedented is the use of Orwellian doublethink to prosecute such an endeavor.

Mayor Bill de Blasio will sue the country’s five biggest oil companies, alleging [that] climate change and global warming led to Hurricane Sandy and its catastrophic fallout and the companies should pay for the city’s resiliency upgrades.

The de Blasio administration will announce Wednesday that the city will sue for reparations and force the companies to pay for the city’s resiliency efforts, which have taken years to complete since 2012, when the storm devastated the city, killing 53 people across the state [and] costing more than $19 billion.

The mental gymnastics you have to go through to proceed with such a lawsuit are mind-boggling.

See full story here.

 

January 12, 2018

Link: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/01/insane_new_york_mayor_to_sue_oil_companies_for_bad_weather.html


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