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Manufacturers Demand Transparency in Municipal Climate Lawsuits

Manufacturers Demand Transparency in Municipal Climate Lawsuits MAP Files Latest Public Records Request with Richmond, CA Washington, DC — The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) filed a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request with the City of Richmond, California, this week seeking all documents and communications related to the city’s January ….
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E&E News: NAM hires ex-DOJ lawyer to fight ‘activist litigation’

The National Association of Manufacturers is beefing up its legal team. The trade association today announced the hire of Lindsey de la Torre as executive director of the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) and special counsel to the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA). Spurred by lawsuits against energy companies, the group launched MAP last year ….
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Former White House Advisor to Lead the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project

Lindsey de la Torre joins the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as Executive Director of the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) and Special Counsel to the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA). A veteran of the Bush White House, the Department of Justice and a Fortune 500 company, de la Torre will work with elected officials, ….
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Manufacturers Respond to Richmond, Calif. Lawsuit

Washington D.C. – The following statement was released by Linda Kelly, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and lead on the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), in response to Richmond, California filing a lawsuit against energy manufacturers for their contributions to climate change: “The politically-motivated effort against manufacturers ….
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Inside EPA: NAM Seeks To Counter Climate Nuisance Suits Against Fossil Companies

  The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has launched a project criticizing climate change and other nuisance suits brought against companies, beginning primarily with a communications focus seeking to paint the suits as little more than attention-seeking moves by plaintiffs, who are often ambitious public officials. However, organizers of NAM’s Manufacturers Accountability Project (MAP) say they ….
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Corporate Counsel: NAM GC Kelly Calls Lawsuits Against Energy Companies ‘Misguided’

Lawsuits against oil companies, such as the suits that New York’s mayor announced on Wednesday, are an absurd way to fight climate change while they waste resources that could be better spent on real solutions to environmental problems, according to Linda Kelly, general counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers. That’s why Kelly has made the news at ….
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MAP Media Conference Addresses Mayor De Blasio’s Politically Motivated Lawsuit Against Energy Manufacturers

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) hosted a media teleconference ahead of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the city has filed a deeply misguided lawsuit against energy manufacturers and announced a financially costly city pension fund divestment plan. The call featured Linda Kelly, the NAM’s senior vice president and general counsel and lead ….
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Manufacturers: Misguided NYC Climate Lawsuit Part of Coordinated Activist Campaign

Washington, DC – The following statement was released by Linda Kelly, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and lead on the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), in response to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the city will sue energy manufacturers: “Mayor de Blasio is just the ….
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The Washington Times: ExxonMobil: Calif. localities suing over climate change failed to mention alleged risks to investors

The risks posed by human-caused climate change were apparently alarming enough to prompt seven California municipalities last year to sue ExxonMobil, but not serious enough to disclose in full to their investors. In a Monday filing in Texas state court, ExxonMobil accused the localities of exaggerating the climate-change threat in court documents, arguing that they failed to ….
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