What Happens if Oil Companies Are Forced to Pay for Climate Damage

Successful lawsuits cost the tobacco industry hundreds of billions. We asked experts about the likelihood of energy giants meeting the same fate.


Three Communities Are Suing Fossil Fuel Companies Over Rising Sea Levels

The decades-long attempt to obscure data about climate change doesn’t work in the companies’ favor.


Rex Tillerson Allegedly Used a Fake Email Name at Exxon to Discuss Climate Change

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman discovered the alleged alias email in his ongoing probe into whether Exxonmobil mislead shareholders about the effects of global warming.


Top Advisor Scorches Exxon’s Harassment of Environmentalists in Her Resignation Letter

"Many companies face criticism and critique, but few respond with the kind of vehemence and aggressive attack strategy that Exxon has executed over the last year."


Climate Change Is Giving Us 'Pre-Traumatic Stress'

Scientists on the front lines are speaking out about how their climate data drives despair, but these emotions may also be the most potent force for change.


Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to Be Secretary of State

A number of top Republican senators have expressed concerns over Tillerson's lack of experience and coziness with Russia.


Trump’s Secretary of State Pick and Putin Want to Drill for Oil in the Arctic

ExxonMobil has lost at least $1 billion in Arctic drilling investments due to Obama’s sanctions on Russia.


The VICE Morning Bulletin

North Carolina declares a state of emergency after the second night of protests, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge to cure all diseases by 2100, the cast of 'The West Wing' will campaign for Clinton in Ohio, and more.


Exxon Lawsuit Signals the Start of a Big Tobacco-Style Showdown for Oil and Gas

The oil and gas giant has filed a lawsuit to keep lawmakers and environmentalists in the dark.


A New Front Has Opened Up in the Legal Battle Over Climate Change

ExxonMobil is facing increasing pressure as members of the US Congress, Democratic Party presidential contenders, and New York's attorney general support investigations of whether may it have committed fraud.