Pay Up Climate Polluters holds Big Oil and Gas financially responsible for its role in global warming-related damages. Using policy, grassroots advocacy and the law, we hold polluters accountable — to make sure the companies whose products caused the problem pay their fair share to adapt communities to the new normal.
Snapshot of Damages
With lawsuits filed in communities from Oakland, California to New York City and the state of Rhode Island, momentum is building to hold climate polluters accountable.
In 2015, investigations confirmed the oil behemoth knew their products could cause climate change. Instead of issuing a warning, they fought for business as usual.
California Leads with Eight Lawsuits
From unprecedented wildfire damage to rising seas, climate costs and impacts are crippling the Golden State. Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Governor Gavin Newsom should explore filing a Rhode Island-style lawsuit against fossil fuel companies.
Growing Calls to Track Climate Costs in Florida
Protecting the Sunshine State from rising seas will cost billions. Groups in the southern part of the state are urging lawmakers to transparently account for climate costs and ensure that taxpayers aren't left footing the bill.
Considering Climate Liability in Hawai'i
Citizens can't--and shouldn't--bear the entire financial burden to protect against climate harms in Hawai'i. That's why organizations in the Aloha State are asking elected officials to hold Big Oil and Gas accountable.