Bloomberg Law
Oct. 18, 2019, 2:02 AMUpdated: Oct. 18, 2019, 8:45 PM

Massachusetts AG Ready to File Climate Case Against Exxon (1)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is poised to sue Exxon Mobil Corp. for allegedly deceiving consumers about the climate-warming impacts of fossil fuels.

According to documents obtained by Bloomberg Environment Oct. 17, the Democratic state lawyer on Oct. 10 notified Exxon that her office was ready to move forward with litigation it has threatened for more than three years.

Exxon is accusing Healey of attempting to distract the company while it’s getting ready for a separate climate-related trial in New York, which begins Oct. 22.

“The timing of the Attorney General’s threat is no coincidence,” company lawyers told a state ...

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