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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 least twice this week attacking what she sees as misguided litigation against energy producers, which are considered “manufacturers” and part of NAM. She spoke with Corporate Counsel Thursday about her strong criticism of the energy lawsuits in New York as well as ongoing suits filed by San Francisco and Oakland last September over climate change.

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