D.C. Joins Several States In Pressing Climate Fraud Suits Against Oil Firms

June 25, 2020
The District of Columbia is launching a climate change fraud suit against major oil companies in D.C. Superior Court, joining a handful of states in filing similar litigation, as well as a series of climate “nuisance” suits brought mostly by local governments. The June 25 suit , District of Columbia v. ExxonMobil et al., alleges that the companies have violated the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CPPA) because of the their allegedly deceptive marketing and attempts to hide the...

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