Guyanese citizens challenge ExxonMobil offshore drilling on climate grounds

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Case is first in Caribbean to challenge fossil fuel production on climate and human rights grounds

Guyana’s government is being taken to court by two citizens seeking an end to offshore drilling by ExxonMobil and other large oil firms that will exacerbate the climate crisis.

The case has been filed by Quadad de Freitas, a 21-year old Indigenous tourist guide from the Rupununi region, and Dr Troy Thomas, a university lecturer and former president of the anti-corruption organisation Transparency Institute Guyana.

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