Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant for contributing to climate change
The Guardian ^ | November 14, 2017 | by Agence France-Presse
Posted on 11/14/2017 8:32:05 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory on Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of contributing to climate change that is threatening his Andean home, had merit.
After hearing oral arguments from both sides, the higher regional court in the western city of Hamm said Saul Luciano Lliuya’s demand for damages from RWE was “admissible”, paving the way for the case to proceed.
Luciano argues that RWE, as one of the world’s top emitters of climate-altering carbon dioxide, must share in the cost of protecting his hometown Huaraz from a swollen glacier lake at risk of overflowing from melting snow and ice.
The appeal court’s decision not to throw out the case immediately, as a lower court had done in the first instance last December, was hailed as a win by climate change activists.
The court in Hamm has written “legal history”, said Klaus Milke, chairman of the pressure group Germanwatch that is advising Luciano.
“It’s good news for the many potential plaintiffs worldwide who will be emboldened to take action themselves,” he told AFP.
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Use Crooked Courts ?
Global Hoaxing for fun and profit
So, how often has this lake overflowed in the past? Did it overflow during the previous warming period in the 1920’s/30’s?
My instant question was, who put him up to this?
Some farmer in Peruvia cares about “global warming”?
Then I found the answer in the article. He is just being used.
“Klaus Milke, chairman of the pressure group Germanwatch that is advising Luciano.”
That must look good on a resume …………….
Old Commie strategy.
I wish just one of these CEO’s of a Major Energy company would grow some balls and man up, SHUT DOWN THE PLANT and DISABLE IT PERMANENTLY! Let them live in the Dark and Cold.
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