San Francisco and Oakland filed a lawsuit this week demanding ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell pay billions to cover the costs of sea walls and other protections against rising sea levels.
Irma has exposed an inconvenient truth in France, Britain and the Netherlands -- all three still govern overseas colonies. And their governments have faced questions about the efficacy of their response to Hurricane Irma, Kate Maltby says.
European governments stepped up their support for their territories and former colonies in the Caribbean that were devastated by Hurricane Irma last week, with the French President and the King of the Netherlands both traveling to the region.
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