'There is no necessary connection between a carbon tax and a waiver of liability for fossil fuel companies. Most environmentalists desperately want a meaningful tax on carbon. The purpose of the Lott-Breaux plan is not to slow climate change, but to protect polluters. Making the polluter pay is a bedrock environmental principle and a matter of simple justice. 14 local and county governments and RI. filed such lawsuits in the last year, trying to make big oil companies pay their fair share for climate adaptations — the fortifications against the consequences, for instance, of rising seas, extreme weather and prolonged droughts. If the companies most responsible for climate change can escape liability, then ordinary citizens will have to shoulder the burden of adapting to the changing climate.' This is one more example of meddling by a disinformation campaign by corporations.