Suing more than a dozen industry players over a deadly heat dome in Oregon

Jeffrey B. Simon believes the blame lies with the fossil fuel industry. His firm, Simon Greenstone Panatier in Dallas, and their co-counsel are suing more than a dozen companies and industry insiders for $52 billion in damages and future costs for climate adaptation, on behalf of the Oregon county.

Multnomah County is suing fossil fuel companies for $50B. Here’s the county’s argument.

A county lawyer says the “heat dome of June 2021 is entirely different because it is irrefutably, scientifically caused by carbon pollution.”