The State of California has filed a lawsuit against America’s largest gas and oil companies for allegedly “wreaking havoc on our planet.”
Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom announced the lawsuit in a statement, accusing Big Oil of “lying about climate change.”
In a recent press release from Newsom’s office, the governor accused Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, and the American Petroleum Institute of “decades of deception.”
Newsom claims that the companies have “intentionally suppressed” the “dangers of the fossil fuels they produce” to “protect their profits.”
The press release linked “fossil fuel consumption to rising global temperatures and damage to our air, land, and water.”
Newsom claimed: “For more than 50 years, Big Oil has been lying to us – covering up the fact that they’ve long known how dangerous the fossil fuels they produce are for our planet.
“It has been decades of damage and deception. Wildfires wiping out entire communities, toxic smoke clogging our air, deadly heat waves, record-breaking droughts parching our wells.
“California taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill.
“California is taking action to hold big polluters accountable.”
California is suing Big Oil for lying about climate change.
We’re taking five major oil companies to