No one would argue that Big Oil hasn't done damage to the environment; the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused environmental devastation that will be felt for years to come. But local governments in California have taken things a bit too far, by launching lawsuits against Big Oil — blaming them for a rise in sea levels that has yet to actually occur. This may be the first time government officials have tried to sue for something that hasn't even happened yet.
Sources say that the cities of Oakland and San Francisco were looking to force Big Oil to pay for rising oceans — though what the cities intended to do with the money was not specified. Ultimately, a judge has decided that their case doesn't have legs to stand on — at least not in his court room.