Climate One: Oil and Opiods on Trial (2/29/2020)

Playlist for Show: Climate One

Host: Greg Dalton

Guests:
Ann Carlson, Environmental Law Professor, Co-Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change & Environment Co-Director, UCLA; Ellen Gilmer, Senior Legal Reporter, Bloomberg Environment; Ted Boutrous, Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP; Scott Segal, Partner, Bracewell

Tobacco companies, opioid suppliers, gun manufacturers and the fossil fuel industry — all have been brought under fire, and into the courts, for knowingly causing public harm, and even death, with their products. Should corporations be held liable for harmful outcomes like mass shootings, the opioid crisis, and climate change? We have all benefited from the energy fossil fuels provide, from the lights we turn on to around-the-world airline flights. How much responsibility falls on the product, and how much on the user?

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