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Crain’s New York Business: De Blasio’s climate-change lawsuit a political stunt

Much has been made of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the city has filed a massive lawsuit against manufacturers over climate change. In reality, it is no more than a stunt. He wants to play the hero, but New Yorkers will see little in return.

This legal action is just the latest in a series of lawsuits in which a coordinated network of trial attorneys and government officials, including New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, have targeted manufacturers to score political points.

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