California Takes Legal Action: Sues Oil Giants Over Climate Misinformation

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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California Files Lawsuit Against Oil and Gas Companies for Climate Change Harms • California has filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) for alleged deception and creating climate change-related harms in the state. • The lawsuit claims that the companies have known about the impact of fossil fuel burning since the 1960s but downplayed climate change in public statements and marketing. • California seeks to establish a fund for climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, injunctive relief, damages, and penalties. • The...

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