Minnesota AG Filed Lawsuit Against Major Fossil Fuel Entities Over Efforts to Mislead Consumers About Climate Change

June 24, 2020

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit in state court against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and the American Petroleum Institute alleging that the companies committed consumer fraud, employed deceptive trade practices and engaged in false advertising regarding their fossil fuel products’ contributions to climate change. The complaint alleges that the companies “misled the public to pad their own pockets,” and seeks to ensure that “the parties who have profited from avoiding the consequences and costs of dealing with global warming and its physical, environmental, social, and economic consequences, bear the costs of those impacts, rather than Minnesota taxpayers, residents, or broader segments of the public.”

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