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Manufacturers Call for Court to Dismiss Misguided Lawsuits

“This complex issue will not be solved through a patchwork of decisions, but rather through meaningful solutions.” 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 (MAP) ahead of tomorrow’s hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern ….
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Colorado Politics: Disingenuous lawsuit over climate change is a drain on Colorado’s economy

While new to many, Colorado celebrates a long history of collaboration to tackle the big challenges our state has faced. Colorado thrives because people from across our state work together, and our energy and natural resource development is a chief example. Here, some of the strictest government oversights of oil and gas production and energy ….
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The Daily Caller: Washington Joins Growing List Of Locals Suing Oil Companies Over Climate Change

A small county in the state of Washington filed a lawsuit Wednesday targeting Exxon, Chevron, Conoco Phillips and several other oil companies for contributing to the effects of climate change. The suit, which was brought by Seattle-based law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, seeks to create an abatement fund addressing changes to infrastructure, like bridge maintenance, salmon recovery ….
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Manufacturers Denounce King County, WA’s Frivolous Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. — In response to the latest climate lawsuit filed by King County, Washington State against manufacturers, Lindsey de la Torre, executive director of the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), released the following statement: “Lawsuits targeting manufacturers do nothing to address climate change, but will do plenty to line the pockets of plaintiffs’ attorneys — and ….
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ICYMI: MAP Hosts Roundtable with State Attorneys General on Public Nuisance Litigation

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project hosted a media roundtable with National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to discuss the troubling trend of baseless litigation against manufacturers. The attorneys general kicked off the roundtable discussing why they signed on ….
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MAP Applauds 15 State Attorneys General for Supporting Manufacturers Against Baseless Lawsuits

Washington, D.C. — In response to fifteen state attorneys general filing an amicus brief in support of manufacturers before Judge William Alsup in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Lindsey de la Torre, executive director of the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), released the following statement: “This brief signed by 15 attorneys general ….
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E&E News: 15 states support oil companies in climate cases

Fifteen states want a federal court’s approval to support oil companies in lawsuits by California cities seeking compensation for sea-level rise. The attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming yesterday asked for permission to file an amicus brief supporting defendants in ….
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Inside Sources: Colorado Energy, Manufacturing Industries Push Back on Boulder Climate Change Lawsuit

Divestment is moving inland. Over the last several years, cities on both coasts, including Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco have discussed divesting their city funds from fossil fuels. Some California municipalities and the city of New York have gone even further, starting lawsuits against major energy companies, bringing forth a lawsuit against several major oil ….
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