December 7, 2015 UPDATE: The Human Rights Commission in the Philippines has just agreed to investigate Exxon and 49 other top polluters. This is huge! Thanks to everyone who added your voices to this important campaign.
The next two weeks could signal the end of Big Oil's climate-denying ways.
ExxonMobil is under investigation by the New York Attorney General for allegedly lying about climate change. At the same time, a second landmark investigation is on the verge of being rolled out -- targeting Exxon and 49 other mega-polluters.
This investigation will be led by the Commission for Human Rights in the Philippines, and you can bet Big Oil will do everything it can to shut it down. So we need to shine a light on the truth and make sure it goes ahead.
With the UN climate talks about to begin, the world's media will be focused on Paris. This is why we are asking the Commission to start the investigation on oil industry giants like Shell and Chevron during COP21 to maximize the coverage of this landmark investigation.
Sign the petition to call on the Commission for Human Rights in the Philippines to investigate Exxon and 49 more top polluters now.
The science is in -- catastrophic weather events that annually batter island nations like the Philippines are getting worse and worse with climate change. And the reckless development of fossil fuels by distant and faceless energy companies is to blame. Typhoons, hurricanes, and cyclones destroy homes, ruin the chance for a healthy life for many around the world, and take lives and livelihoods -- violating basic human rights worldwide.
The Commission for Human Rights agreed to open an investigation after hearing formal demands from disaster survivors, advocates and NGOs. Right now we need to support the Commission so that it doesn't back down in the face of intense pressure from fossil fuel interests.
It's about time Big Oil has its day in court.
Time and time again, the SumOfUs community has stood up to Big Oil's destruction of the environment, and we've had a major impact. Just this week, we delivered over 220,000 SumOfUs petition signatures to stop Shell's offshore drilling activities off the coast of Nova Scotia.
This investigation could be a game changer for the oil industry, forcing some of the world's biggest corporations to be held accountable for misrepresenting the facts about climate change. It starts by putting the spotlight on Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, Shell, and others.
Call on the Commission for Human Rights to open its investigation now.
Human rights complaint filed vs 50 oil, cement companies, Philippine Inquirer, 22 September 2015.
Exxon set to be investigated in the Philippines as well as New York , Greenpeace 9 November 2015.
More oil companies could join Exxon Mobil as focus of climate investigations, New York Times, 6 November 2015.