Italian citizens Sue Oil Supermajor To Compel Accelerated Emissions Reductions

June 13, 2023

On May 9, 2023, Greenpeace, fellow climate change activist group ReCommon and 12 Italian citizens from regions affected by impacts of climate change announced their intention to file a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in Italy against the country’s largest energy company. The plaintiffs claim that ENI has known about the detrimental effects of fossil fuel burning since 1970 but through “lobbying and greenwashing” continued to encourage extraction, thereby contributing to climate change.

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