The New York attorney general’s office is trying to use a whistleblower defense to keep emails between their office and a third-party attorney sealed and out of public view, despite the person at issue’s active efforts to persuade governments across the country to sue large energy producers.
The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association (PCFFA), which is currently suing dozens of energy producers for damages resulting from climate change, has refused to answer multiple inquiries from the Washington Free Beacon about the number of fishing boats in the association that have gone green or to detail other “green” changes members of the group may have made.
The majority of the nuisance lawsuits currently being brought against major oil companies have been from governments—usually coastal, but not always—like Rhode Island, Baltimore, and California cities like San Francisco and Oakland.
A D.C.-based attorney and associate with the Cato Institute says the contract being offered by the district asking for a legal team to take up a contingency-fee based suit against energy producers like Exxon has a clause allowing the law firm or team to sell their proceeds of a judgment in advance to investors or a hedge fund.
One of the major firms behind a handful of the ongoing climate lawsuits brought by governments against energy companies proactively pitched the idea to the city of San Francisco, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon via open records laws.
Robert Kennedy Jr. authored a memo to New York’s then-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in an attempt to help that state’s top cop find a way to completely ban Exxon from doing business in the Empire State.
A state judge in Texas has left the door open for ExxonMobil to seek deposition testimony from many of the key players who are the driving force behind climate change lawsuits from local governments like San Francisco, Oakland, and New York City.
A key allegation in a climate lawsuit by the City of New York against Exxon and four major oil producers is identical to an allegation recently discredited by a judge in a similar case in California.
California cities suing Exxon and four other oil companies have reworded a portion of their original complaint after being rebuked by the presiding judge.
A civil suit playing out between five American oil companies and the municipalities of Oakland and San Francisco started off poorly for climate change activists.
A new paper rebuts claims by two Harvard professors that communications from ExxonMobil showed a pattern of the company deceiving the public and trying to spread doubt about the true extent and potential harm from climate change.