Despite publicly denying climate science, fossil fuel giants have long been aware of the catastrophic consequences of burning fossil fuels, and millions of people are dying each year as a result. Should these executives be held accountable for the deaths caused by their products—and their lies? Don Braman, associate professor at the law school at George Washington University, and David Arkush, director of Public Citizen’s Climate Program, explain why they think it’s time to bring homicide charges against these hugely powerful and influential firms.
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