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City of Chicago sues oil companies, accuses them of deception about products' climate dangers

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2024
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CHICAGO (CBS) -- The City of Chicago is going after big oil – as Mayor Brandon Johnson on Tuesday announced lawsuits against half a dozen oil and gas companies. The city said it filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Phillips 66, Shell, and the American Petroleum Institute. The lawsuit accuses the companies of deceiving Chicagoans about the dangers of their products and their impacts on climate change. "There is no justice without accountability," Mayor Johnson said in a news release. "From the unprecedented...

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