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District of Columbia Sues BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell for Misleading Public on Climate Change

, senior writer

Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl A. Racine sued four of the world’s largest oil and gas companies on Thursday for misleading consumers about the impact their products have on the climate. Read more >

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Koch Industries’ Pine Bend refinery in Rosemount, Minnesota, supplies half of the state’s motor fuel. Tony Webster/Flickr CC by 2.0

Minnesota Sues ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and Top Oil and Gas Trade Association for Climate-Related Consumer Fraud

, senior writer

On Wednesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and the American Petroleum Institute (API), the leading US oil and gas industry trade association.

The suit alleges that the two companies and the trade association violated state consumer protection laws by misleading Minnesotans about the role fossil fuels play in causing the climate crisis. Read more >

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Spookiest Halloween Costume – 2019 Edition: (Still) the Fossil Fuel Company Executive

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

This post is a revamp of a 2017 post here. It is (sadly) more applicable today.

Halloween is here, and we have a lot to be spooked about when it comes to the future role of science in this country. In addition to the Trump administration’s ongoing assault on science, companies are now enjoying greater access to decisionmakers than they’ve ever had. And no industry has capitalized on inappropriate access to decisionmakers more than the fossil fuel industry. Indeed, with very little accountability, the industry has deceived the public and policymakers, and enjoyed friendly policies from decisionmakers with clear conflicts of interest.

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