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New York sues five oil companies over climate change

Five major oil companies are facing a lawsuit for millions of US dollars from New York City for contributing to climate change.

Bill de Blasio, New Yorks borgmester. | Photo: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times, pool via AP

New York City now aims to hold oil companies BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell responsible for their part in causing climate change, as the city is suing the five companies, reports Financial Times.

Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, has announced that the city has filed a lawsuit for damages caused by the five oil majors, in his effort to "protect New Yorkers from the effects of climate change".

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