Alaskan Eskimos vs. Big Oil

Kivalina, Alaska, a barrier island, is accusing energy companies of accelerating shore erosion. Photo Credit: Mary Sage/Associated Press

An Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo village of 400 on the barrier island of Kivalina is taking on big oil in a lawsuit that alleges two dozen fuel and utility companies are helping to cause the climate change that locals say is accelerating the island’s erosion.

Read the full New York Times story here.

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~ by climatejusticeresearch on January 26, 2010.

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