The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 21st, 2022 night edition

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The same racketeering legislation used to bring down mob bosses, motorcycle gangs, football executives and international fraudsters is to be tested against oil and coal companies who are accused of conspiring to deceive the public over the climate crisis.

“Puerto Rico is one of the most affected places by climate change in the world.

This fossil fuel enterprise, which remains operational according to the lawsuit, resulted in multitude of damages caused by climate disasters that were foreseen – but hidden – by the defendants in order to maximise profits.

In September, Hurricane Ian left much of the island without power and water, as well as damaging essential infrastructure like roads and bridges.

Seven oil firms, three coal companies, and hundreds of organisations and operatives are among the defendants accused of consumer fraud, racketeering, antitrust, fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy to defraud, products liability and unjust enrichment among other crimes.

The American Petroleum Institute and the National Mining Association ​did not respond to requests for comment.

​Several of the defendants have made statements criticising the lawsuit. »

Henrietta Lacks' hometown will build statue of her where Robert E. Lee sculpture once stood

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Artist Bryce Cobbs shakes hands with Lacks family attorney Ben Crump at unveiling of preliminary Henrietta Lacks statue design in Roanoke, VA. City of Roanoke, Virginia Facebook.

The statue will stand in downtown Roanoke's Henrietta Lacks Plaza, previously named Lee Plaza after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

A statue of Henrietta Lacks is unveiled on the 70th anniversary of her death at Royal Fort House in Bristol. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks Lauren Boebert, calls her childish and mocks her struggle to get re-elected

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Marjorie Taylor Greene ripped into Lauren Boebert on Monday, saying she acted "childishly.".

Greene reacted to Boebert's refusal to endorse her choice of Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House.

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked fellow MAGA Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday, accusing her of engaging in petty feuding, while also taking a swipe at her narrow margin of re-election. »

Edie Falco Shot ‘Avatar 2’ So Long Ago She Thought It Already Got Released and Flopped: ‘It Hasn’t Come Out Yet?’

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Falco was not prominently featured in any marketing materials, so you’d be forgiven for not knowing the four-time Emmy winner plays a crucial supporting role in the “Avatar” franchise.

During a recent interview on ABC’s “The View,” Falco revealed she shot her scenes in “Avatar: The Way of Water” over four years ago.

Her character is one of the few human characters in the sequel, to which Falco responded, “I wanted to be blue! »