The modern world was built with oil and other fossil fuels. The dominance of these fuels created politically powerful companies with enormous influence. Oil companies are among the most profitable corporate entities in the world, with wealth that rivals that of national economies. At a time when humanity increasingly recognizes that extracting, storing, and burning oil cause severe damage to our environment, oil companies use their power to block meaningful changes to our energy system.
There are subtle signs, however, that Big Oil’s power is weakening. Demand for fossil fuels is declining while renewable power is getting cheaper and more abundant. The stock values of the largest oil and gas companies have plummeted over the last decade. Grassroots activism is reducing the expansion of new oil projects. And communities are using novel legal approaches to pursue litigation against fossil fuel companies.
Taking on Big Oil requires a big law firm. Morgan & Morgan, the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ firm, litigates a variety of cases against oil companies that pollute the environment and cause climate change. We are dedicated to fighting for the planet, against the powerful.