Why doesn't Texas sue the corporations? If not Texas, why doesn't the Federal Government try to recoup money from corporations for the reparation of Houston and surrounding area? I don't understand what the difference would be in a court of law between suing the Fossil Fuel Industry for willfully misleading the public of the dangers of unrestrained use of their products on the climate, and the many lawsuits brought against the tobacco industry. For example: $23.6 Billion Lawsuit Winner to Big Tobacco: "Are You Awake Now?" Are you awake now? Do you hear what the jury is saying? You have to stop," Cynthia Robinson wants to tell the tobacco industry. The Florida widow recently won a $23.6 billion lawsuit against tobacco company R.J. Reynolds, one of the largest recent judgments on the industry, and in an interview with TIME, she says she hopes they listen to the jury's message. Robinson's husband Michael Johnson died in 1996 at age of 36 from lung cancer, and in her lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds, she and her attorneys argued that the company was aware that cigarettes were addictive and caused lung cancer, but was negligent in telling smokers like Johnson about those risks ETC http://time.com/3016961/23-6-billion-lawsuit-winner-to-big-tobacco-are-you-awake-now/ It is well known that Exxon scientists warned Exxon management that the burning of fossil fuels cause dangerous climate change. Why isn't a similar lawsuit brought against the Fossil Fuel Industry?