Connecticut AG Filed Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil Over Decades-Long Climate Deception Campaign

September 14, 2020

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong filed a state lawsuit against ExxonMobil alleging that the company “misled and deceived Connecticut consumers about the negative effects of its business practices on the climate” through a “systematic campaign of deception” that spanned several decades. The complaint emphasized that the company’s efforts were “wide ranging, including targeting consumers to spread and reinforce doubt about established climate science” with the goal of “maximiz[ing] profits by selling more oil and gasoline than customers would have purchased had the reality of climate change been disclosed.”

Document Type:
  • Complaints
  • Press Releases/Statements
States:
  • Connecticut
Agencies:
  • Private Entities
Issues:
  • Climate Action
Action Type:
Litigation