New Jersey AG sues Big Oil
On October 18th, 2022, New Jersey became the 8th and largest state to file a lawsuit in state court seeking to hold major fossil fuel companies accountable for causing climate change. The suit alleges that oil giants Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, BP, and ConocoPhillips, along with the powerful industry group the American Petroleum Institute, are liable for damages to the state caused by global warming. It also charges that the companies committed fraud by failing to warn the public about the dangers of unchecked carbon emissions.
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More than 25% of all Americans are now represented by governments taking oil companies to court for climate deception.
6/23/2023 A heat dome killed their residents. Now they’re suing Big Oil. Exxon Knews
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4/24/2023 Supreme Court deals blow to oil companies by turning away climate cases NBC News
10/18/2022 New Jersey latest state to sue oil companies over climate misinformation The Guardian
10/19/2022 New Jersey joins states suing fossil fuel companies over climate change damage CBS News
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12/2022 Liability for public deception: Linking Fossil Fuel Disinformation to Climate Damages Environmental Law Reporter