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Mon Jul 6, 2020, 12:22 AM

AG Ellison sues fossil-fuel giants for lying

“Minnesota is in the midst of a climate-change crisis. The world has already warmed approximately two degrees Fahrenheit (F) due to human-caused climate change; Minnesota has warmed even more. Warming will continue with devastating economic and public-health consequences across the state and, in particular, disproportionately impact people living in poverty and people of color.”

So begins Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s scathing 84-page lawsuit (other italicized items in this story are directly from the lawsuit) on behalf of the state and its residents to stop deceptive practices related to climate change and to hold ExxonMobil Corp., the American Petroleum Institute and three Koch Industries entities accountable for perpetuating fraud against Minnesotans.

The lawsuit includes claims for fraud, failure to warn and multiple separate violations of Minnesota Statutes that prohibit consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices and false statements in advertising.

In addition to an injunction barring further violation of these laws, the complaint seeks restitution for the harms Minnesotans have suffered, and asks the court to require defendants to fund a corrective public education campaign on the issue of climate change.

Read more: http://duluthreader.com/articles/2020/07/04/21097_ag_ellison_sues_fossil_fuel_giants_for_lying

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Mon Jul 6, 2020, 12:35 AM

1. Good. Ellison kicks ass again.

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