“Minnesota Sues Exxon, Koch And API For Being ‘Deceptive’ On Climate”

“WASHINGTON – The state of Minnesota on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the American Petroleum Institute, Exxon Mobil Corp and Koch Industries for what it called a decades-long campaign to deceive the public about climate change.

The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal challenges by states, cities, and citizen groups targeting fossil fuel companies over their role in global warming.

Attorney General Keith Ellison said the state believed the oil and gas industry‚Äôs main lobby group, as well as Exxon and Koch, violated Minnesota laws barring consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices and false advertising.”

Valerie Volcovici reports for Reuters June 24, 2020.

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