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Loose Change: Connecticut sues Exxon over climate ‘deception’

September 15, 2020
Connecticut is joining the wave of novel climate litigation targeting the oil industry being brought by state and local governments, launching a suit against Exxon Mobil alleging it engaged in an “ongoing, systematic campaign of lies and deception” over fossil fuels’ contribution to climate change. Reuters reports that the complaint was filed under the state’s unfair trade practices act, joining similar suits filed by Massachusetts, Minnesota, the District of Columbia and Delaware. In addition to suits that focus on...

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