Recorded on September 2011

Pete McCloskey: Oil and Smokes


Former congressman Pete McCloskey compares climate change litigation with the impact smoking had on advertisements, TV, and movies. It wasn't until someone brought a lawsuit with the research of scientists stating that smoking was bad that the surgeon general and the government made a change to decrease the overwhelming media publicity of smoking. "All of these things start with the courts, with a noble concept, a courageous judge, and pretty soon it becomes national understanding and it becomes a policy in the country," says McCloskey.

Speakers at this Event

Principal, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy

Former Congressman

Associate Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law