Bloomberg Law
Sept. 11, 2020, 10:56 AM

Delaware Joins the Fray in Climate Litigation Against Big Oil

Elliott T. Dube
Elliott T. Dube

Local and state lawsuits against Big Oil over climate change continue to accumulate, with Delaware the latest to join the fray.

API Targeted: Attorney General Kathy Jennings (D) announced the lawsuit Thursday, targeting Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., and other oil giants. Delaware is the third jurisdiction, alongside Hoboken and Minnesota, to specifically name the American Petroleum Institute, the industry’s biggest trade group.

‘Scapegoat’ Companies: Exxon criticized the lawsuit as a waste of taxpayer money, and the industry-aligned Manufacturers’ Accountability Project said Delaware’s case and others are part of a political strategy to “scapegoat” energy companies ...