Oregon County Climate Lawsuit Blasted as “Fantastical” and Based on “Scientific Unknowns”

The reviews on the climate lawsuit filed last month by Multnomah County, Oregon are in, and they aren’t pretty. The lawsuit, which attempts to blame a number of energy companies for the effects of the 2021 heat dome extreme weather event that hit Portland and the surrounding region, has been met with significant skepticism from across the political spectrum.

The center-left editorial board of The Oregonian criticized the Multnomah County Commission for filing a climate lawsuit – and for the “fanfare” surrounding the announcement – instead of addressing the number of “less flashy” crises facing residents, including “homelessness, untreated mental health and substance abuse addiction.”

Read more at EID Climate here.

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