DOJ Opposes Exxon Bid For Review Of Landmark Citizen Enforcement Suit

January 18, 2023
The Justice Department (DOJ) is opposing ExxonMobil’s bid for rehearing of a landmark citizen suit case, arguing that a divided appeals court correctly found standing for plaintiffs in a key test of high court precedent on the issue, despite all judges on the court failing to frame the standing question in terms of ongoing violations, not past conduct. In its Jan. 17 amicus brief in Environment Texas Citizen Lobby (ETCL), et al. v. ExxonMobil Corp. , DOJ opposes Exxon’s...

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