Bloomberg Law
Sept. 14, 2020, 4:00 PMUpdated: Sept. 14, 2020, 4:20 PM

Connecticut Sues Exxon as Climate ‘Deception’ Cases Swell (1)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Connecticut is suing Exxon Mobil Corp. over alleged deception about climate change, the latest case in a ballooning campaign to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for its role in warming the planet.

Attorney General William Tong (D) announced the lawsuit Monday, accusing the oil giant of violating the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act by misleading the public about how fossil fuels drive global temperature rise.

What started as a smattering of test cases against Big Oil has ballooned into a nationwide movement, with nearly two dozen state and local governments pursuing claims so far.

“Undertaking to pursue the ...

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