State AGs ask Garland to reverse Trump-era opposition to climate torts

April 7, 2021
The attorneys general (AGs) from five Democratic-led states and the District of Columbia are urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to switch the administration’s position in the common law climate cases the entities are pursuing against major oil companies by reversing the Trump administration’s support for the industry defendants. The state AGs make the request in an April 5 letter to Garland, writing, “As you transition to your new role as our Nation’s top law enforcement official, we, the [AGs] for...

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