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New York City Sues Big Oil over Decades of False Advertising About Climate Crisis

HeadlineApr 23, 2021

New York City has filed a lawsuit charging some of the world’s biggest oil companies with systematically and intentionally deceiving New Yorkers about the dangers posed by their products. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the industry has for decades spread false advertising that violates New York’s consumer protection laws.

Mayor Bill de Blasio: “There’s been a consistent effort by the fossil fuel industry to tell us they’re making things safe and green, when it just isn’t true. So, the city of New York will be filing a lawsuit against Big Oil in state Supreme Court. We’re specifically targeting Exxon, Shell, BP and the American Petroleum Institute, which is the trade group for Big Oil.”

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