Filmstjärnan och tidigare guvernören i Kalifornien, Arnold Schwarzenegger, intervjuades häromdagen i Politico’s podd Off Message.

Mot slutet av intervjun meddelar Arnold Schwarzenegger att han just nu är inblandad i samtal med flera advokatbyråer för att förbereda en stämning mot ett okänt antal oljebolag. Bland annat säger han:

– This is no different from the smoking issue. The tobacco industry knew for years and years and years and decades, that smoking would kill people, would harm people and create cancer, and were hiding that fact from the people and denied it. Then eventually they were taken to court and had to pay hundreds of billions of dollars because of that. The oil companies knew from 1959 on, they did their own study that there would be global warming happening because of fossil fuels, and on top of it that it would be risky for people’s lives, that it would kill.

Arnold Schwarzenegger säger att det handlar om att fossilindustrin medvetet begår mord.

– If you walk into a room and you know you’re going to kill someone, it’s first degree murder; I think it’s the same thing with the oil companies.