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Three Things to Consider as Schneiderman-Healey Investigation Continues

In a 48-page decision, U.S. District Court Judge Valerie Caproni dismissed ExxonMobil’s lawsuit seeking an end to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s “bad faith” investigation into the company.  Ironically, in response to Judge Caproni’s decision, Schneiderman called the company’s lawsuit “frivolous” and “nonsensical”—two terms that the Manufacturers’ Accountability ….
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Federal, State or Dismissal? Here’s the State of Play in the California Nuisance Lawsuits

A divergence in legal opinion emerged last week leaving more questions than answers in the California public nuisance lawsuits. Despite a decision in late February by Judge William Alsup to hear the San Francisco and Oakland cases in federal court, Judge Vince Chhabria of the same U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that cases ….
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MAP Statement on Federal District Court Decision to Hear San Francisco Climate Case

MAP Statement on Federal District Court Decision to Hear San Francisco Climate Case Ruling “Should Be A Signal To The Plaintiffs’ Bar That This Approach Is A Legal Dead End” Washington, D.C. – The following statement was released by Lindsey de la Torre, executive director of the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Manufacturers’ Accountability Project ….
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Does Imperial Beach Mayor’s Participation in Climate Change Litigation Raise Conflicts of Interest?

Mayor Dedina participates on a panel at a Union of Concerned Scientists sponsored-conference in January at UCLA Imperial Beach, California Mayor Serge Dedina may have some explaining to do over his role in a controversial lawsuit. The part-time mayor’s full-time job is the executive director of WildCoast, an environmental advocacy group that he founded 17 ….
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Timmons: Mayor de Blasio Owes New Yorkers an Apology

Timmons: Mayor de Blasio Owes New Yorkers an Apology Should Be Transparent about Trial Lawyer Payday Lexington, KY – Ahead of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement highlighting the mayor’s attack on manufacturers and calling ….
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Attack on America’s Manufacturers.

Manufacturers Under Attack By NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio A coordinated campaign of public officials, plaintiffs’ attorneys and environmental activists are targeting the nation’s manufacturers with a focus on energy manufacturers. They are filing frivolous lawsuits against the nation’s energy companies – the same companies which provide millions of jobs and affordable natural gas for ….
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Four Things to Consider Ahead of the San Francisco and Oakland Oral Arguments

This Thursday, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California will hear oral arguments in lawsuits brought against energy manufacturers by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland. The two California municipalities filed claims against several of the country’s largest energy producers back in September, alleging the companies knew ….
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The Man Behind The Curtain: 350.org’s Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben, co-founder of the environmental group 350.org, has undergone a dramatic transformation from New Yorker journalist to activist extremist, including having advocated for a one-child policy and proposing that Americans reside in small communities, each with their own militia.  He’s set to take center stage on January 31 as environmentalists gather in Washington, D.C., for Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance with ….
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