Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil, Koch Industries and the American Petroleum Institute. The lawsuit alleges that the companies deceived consumers about the effects of climate change. It seeks financial restitution and an order requiring the companies to fund a climate change public-education campaign.
More than 10 state and city governments have filed similar lawsuits, none of which has resulted in verdicts against oil and gas companies. Will this trend change? Socionomic Studies of Society and Culture said social mood governs key gains by the environmental movement, including government actions, legislation or group actions that require broad consensus.
To learn when such gains might occur again, read “The Environmental-Concern Pump Is Primed and Waiting“.
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