With Climate Litigation Failing, Rockefellers Try a Different Angle
The organization pulling the strings behind the climate litigation campaign is now using its political power to convince government leaders to write legislation that targets U.S. energy companies, while giving a free pass to large state-owned companies overseas.
After several stinging defeats in the courtroom, the Rockefellers have debuted a new strategy to undermine American energy security, this time working with a group of U.S. senators to propose a tax that would have a few energy companies pay for climate change impacts, The New York Times reported on Wednesday:
“‘These oil companies and their executives are by far the most responsible parties for the climate crisis,’ said Lee Wasserman, director of the Rockefeller Family Fund, a philanthropic group that helped develop the proposed legislation.” (emphasis added)
It’s clear that the Rockefellers are desperately searching for a new angle. Over the past decade, Rockefeller Family Fund, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors have spent tens of millions of dollars to support various activist groups, media outlets, plaintiffs’ attorneys, and academics all in the pursuit of pushing climate lawsuits.
The result? Winless in all three cases that have been decided on the merits.
Read the full blog at EIDClimate.org.