|According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: |
The Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Overseas Private Investment Corp. agreed to provide a combined $500 million in financing for renewable energy projects and take into account greenhouse gas emissions associated with projects they support.
The lawsuit was originally filed in San Francisco federal court in 2002 by Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and four cities that claimed they would suffer environmental and economic damage from global climate change. [snip]
The plaintiffs alleged the two agencies provided more than $32 billion in financing and loan guarantees for fossil fuel projects over 10 years without studying their impact on global warming or the environment as required by the National Environmental Policy Act.
The projects included a coal-fired power plant in China; a pipeline from Chad to Cameroon; and oil and natural gas projects in Russia, Mexico, Venezuela and Indonesia. Many of the projects are well under way or already completed.[/quote]
A portion of this settlement will certainly go to the "public interest" groups which brought this litigation, insuring they will continue to press for damages for "global warming".
Real money being paid out on account of make believe science where the real agenda is to force the end of fossil fuels, the only reliable source of energy in the face of the environmentalists' destruction of the nuclear power industry.