Inuit Sue US Ex-Im Bank Over Greenhouse Gas Impacts

(BBC, London, 8 December, 2005) The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has filed a petition for the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), that blames the US for failing to control its greenhouse gas emissions, which has been impacting the livelihood of the Inuit by destroying their fish supplies and houses with seasonal melting induced by global warming. A similar application by Friends of the Earth Germany would force the German government to declare what greenhouse gas emissions are produced by projects supported by its export credit agency Hermes.