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Legal Newsline: Manufacturers group continues transparency initiative with records request to Richmond, the latest climate change plaintiff

In an effort to defend energy manufacturers against climate liability lawsuits, the Manufacturers Accountability Project has filed a California Public Records Act with many of the cities and counties regarding their contact with private attorneys working on contingency fees.

MAP, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers, most recently filed a request for documents and communications relating to the California city of Richmond’s Jan. 22 climate lawsuit brought against 29 energy manufacturers.

The organization expressed its concerns in a letter to the city of Richmond, which is home to a refinery owned by Chevron – which is one of the defendants in these lawsuits.

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