Oil and Opioids on Trial

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 all benefit 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? Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode. Guests: Ann Carlson, Environmental Law Professor, Co-Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change & Environment Co-Director, UCLA Ellen Gilmer, Senior Legal Reporter, Bloomberg News Ted Boutrous, Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP Scott Segal, Partner, Bracewell Portions of this program were recorded at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

by Climate One