Curtis Smith, a spokesman for Shell, said climate-change policies "should be addressed through sound government policy and cultural change to drive low-carbon choices", and not by the courts.
Climate activists trumpeted the city's efforts.
"This is a first-in-the-nation step to protect our future and our planet-for this generation and the next".
NY said that would become first major USA pension plan to complete such an exit. The cities of San Francisco and Oakland previously sued fossil fuel companies for damages related to their role in climate change. These include rising sea levels, high temperatures, high precipitation and an increased likelihood of more frequent and intense flooding. In fact, the number of proposals submitted by his office has nearly doubled over the past three years, vaulting the New York City Retirement Systems onto the top-10 list of most prolific sponsors of such resolutions anywhere in the country. "People watch what NY does". But the price tag for this effort is around $20 billion, according to the mayor's office. "As someone with a small city pension, I can also state unequivocally my financial future is inextricably bound to this planet's future", he said in a statement. For example, Marin County claimed that there was a 99% risk it would experience a major flood before 2050, but it has not disclosed that information in municipal bond offerings. According to some estimates, the water surrounding the city could rise by six feet within the next 100 years. "This city is acting".
Who Will Pay for It?
"Our announcement sends a message to the world that a brighter economy rests on being green", Stringer said in a statement.
Comedian Jerry Van Dyke Dies at 86
It's said that the actor's health has been on the decline since being involved in a serious vehicle accident about two-years ago. Nelson in the aforementioned Coach (pictured right), which aired for nine seasons between 1989-1997.
ExxonMobil spokesman Scott Silvestri told the Associated Press that the company has made good faith attempts to address climate change. The World Bank announced in December that it would no longer finance oil and gas exploration. Bigger than fossil fuels? The wide ranging caseis investigating whether ExxonMobil misled investors about the impact of its operations on climate change.
A Conoco Phillips spokesperson said the company does not comment on pending litigation. The lawsuit argues that the responsibility for the escalating natural disasters due to climate change falls on these oil companies, which have reaped the benefits of polluting the atmosphere.
"Our industry has led the way in reducing U.S. carbon emissions to their lowest levels in almost 25 years due to the increased use of clean and abundant natural gas to deliver reliable electricity, " API New York Executive Director Karen Moreau said in a statement.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, de Blasio focused on the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, calling it "a tragedy wrought by the actions of the fossil fuel companies". De Blasio's office said climate change is "perhaps the toughest challenge New York City will face in the coming decades".
However, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers Linda Kelly felt otherwise, saying the lawsuit is just a political maneuver on the part of Mr De Blasio.
Garner became a vocal advocate against police brutality following the death of her father, Eric Garner, a Black Lives Matter icon. Eric Garner died on Staten Island in July 2014, after being put in a chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo.
A 28-year-old soldier who's been missing since the fire, Emmanuel Mensah, is desperately being sought by family and friends. And the Thursday night blaze was New York City's deadliest since a blaze at a Bronx club killed 87 people in 1990.
Still, the President told attendees of his speech that it would quickly result in "great, great broadband" for rural Americans. Jesse Jackson says the halftime song at the College Football Championship game should be "We Shall Overcome".
Issa released an announcement on his decision, in which he called his 18 years in Congress "the privilege of a lifetime". Still, there is agreement that Issa faced a tough reelection fight in the fall.
In other words, the Nokia 6 (2018) won't be a huge upgrade from the existing Nokia 6 , so users should not expect major changes. Some rumors claimed it would sport an 18:9 display , but it looks like HMD plans on having that feature debut on the Nokia 9.
Fisher died December 27, 2016, four days after she suffered a medical emergency on a.plane from London to Los Angeles. The third image was an illustration of Fisher holding her beloved dog, Gary, while flipping her middle finger.
Not everyone who likes to play video games has gaming disorder - plenty of people play video games without getting a diagnosis. For nearly 30 years people's lifestyles have changed and that includes the growth of gaming in most people's lives.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or property damage caused by the quake near the western city of Kermanshah. On December 1, a strong natural disaster measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit the area, according to the report.
She said Sessions' directive "simply gives prosecutors the tools to take on large-scale distributors and enforce federal law". In his memo Sessions said, "Prosecutors should follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutors".
As an example, Space.com explained that in Melbourne, Australia, the first full moon comes on January 2 at 1:24 p.m. local time. Supermoons occur due to the fact that the moon is in a slightly elliptical orbit with Earth, rather than a ideal circle.
Tonya Harding Just Lost Her Publicist
I, Tonya takes someone from popular culture we thought we had the measure of, and throws all of our ideas out the window. Poverty, a childhood spent in trailers, and knucklehead friends are all part of the campy atmosphere.
Android Things assisting with AI at CES 2018
Alexa could get a bit more opinionated about media in the future, Amazon Fire TV VP Marc Whitten told Variety . LG Chief Technology Officer Il-pyung Park speaks to CNET in his first interview since getting the job.
Packers promoting Gutekunst to be next GM
He has been with the Packers since 2004, when he joined the team as a pro personnel assistant under then coach/GM Mike Sherman. While Wolf and Highsmith are the big talking points, the Browns also announced some other moves within the front office.
John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87
Young had been due to command a 1986 flight that was canceled after the explosion of the shuttle Challenger earlier that year. Young earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1952.
David Letterman returns to TV with Obama interview
The first episode will premiere on Friday, January 12, 2018 with each subsequent episode streaming monthly from February to June. David Letterman's six-episode talk show on Netflix is called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman .
Mom: Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter in coma
Doctors treating Erica Garner have declared her brain dead with no chance of recovery, according to the New York Daily News . She has been in a coma since then, it said. "She's not gone, she's brain dead", Garner's heartbroken mother explained.