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Manufacturers Denounce Rhode Island Attorney General Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. – Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre released the following statement on today’s announcement by the Rhode Island Attorney General that the state is suing manufacturers over discredited climate change allegations: “Lawsuits targeting manufacturers do nothing to address climate change, and as history has demonstrated, these lawsuits stand little chance ….
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Manufacturers’ Progress Jeopardized by Baseless Lawsuits

With the World Gas Conference underway this week in Washington, D.C., the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) is highlighting how manufacturers are leading the way in reducing their environmental footprint while providing jobs to millions of Americans. Recently, Real Clear Policy featured an opinion piece from MAP Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre that discussed how ….
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Wall Street Journal: Judge Dismisses Climate Suits Targeting Big Oil Companies

A federal judge on Monday dismissed lawsuits by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland alleging that five of the world’s largest oil companies should pay to protect the cities’ residents from the impacts of climate change. U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a motion by the companies— BP PLC, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Exxon Mobil Corp. , ConocoPhillips and Chevron Corp. —to dismiss the suits, ruling that while ….
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The New York Times: Federal Judge Dismisses Cities’ Suit Against Oil Companies Over Costs of Climate Change

A federal judge on Monday threw out a closely watched lawsuit brought by two California cities against fossil fuel companies over the costs of dealing with climate change. The decision is a stinging defeat for the plaintiffs, San Francisco and Oakland, and raises warning flags for other local governments around the United States that have filed similar ….
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NAM Statement on Dismissal of Oakland and San Francisco Lawsuits Targeting Manufacturers

Timmons Praises Calif. Judge’s Dismissal of Baseless Climate Lawsuit Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement responding to U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s dismissal of the climate lawsuits filed by San Francisco and Oakland targeting manufacturers: “From the moment these baseless lawsuits were filed, we ….
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Daily Camera: Boulder County and Boulder add ‘civil conspiracy’ to climate change lawsuit

Boulder County and the city of Boulder have amended their climate change lawsuit against two fossil fuel producers to add another cause for the action, alleging that both ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy engaged in a “civil conspiracy.” In nearly identical language as it applies to both defendants, the Boulder governments — along with co-plaintiff San ….
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