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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 22 climate liability lawsuit against 29 energy manufacturers. The CPRA request is the latest public records request submitted by the MAP in recent weeks to nine jurisdictions, including New York City, that have brought climate liability lawsuits against energy manufacturers.


“Taxpayers have the right and obligation to more fully understand the objectives of the litigation, policy considerations, and factual analysis used by this locality in allying with the plaintiffs’ lawyers and activists who have worked with the city to bring the litigation,” said Linda Kelly, General Counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers.   


Manufacturers and the general public will be well served by transparency on this matter and the MAP will continue to work with the nine municipalities toward that end.

  • Letter to New York City
  • Letter to San Francisco
  • Letter to Oakland
  • Letter to Imperial Beach
  • Letter to Marin County
  • Letter to Richmond
  • Letter to San Mateo County
  • Letter to Santa Cruz
  • Letter to Santa Cruz County

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The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) will set the record straight and highlight the concerted, coordinated campaign being waged by plaintiffs’ lawyers, public officials, deep-pocketed foundations and other activists who have sought to undermine and weaken manufacturers in the United States. This campaign will pull back the curtain to expose these efforts and to hold key actors accountable in order to protect our members and American manufacturing workers. The MAP is a project of the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA), which serves as the leading voice of manufacturers in the nation’s courts. Visit us at