Minnesota AG Keith Ellison Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Crisis (scam)

Having solved all the crime issues in Minnesota, everything is hunky dory in Minneapolis, Keith turns his sights on oil companies

AG Ellison Sues Oil Companies, Saying They Deceived Minnesotans About Climate Change

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has filed a major lawsuit against big oil companies.

The newly-filed lawsuit names ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and American Petroleum Institute. Ellison argues that these companies lied about the impact of their operations, pertaining to the subject of climate change.

“When corporations and trade associations break the law and hurt Minnesotans, it’s my job and my duty to hold them accountable. The fraud, deceptive advertising, and other violations of Minnesota state law and common law that the lawsuit shows they perpetrated have harmed Minnesotans’ health and our state’s environment, infrastructure, and economy,” Ellison said.

The suit claims fraud against the companies cited, arguing that they violated Minnesota statues that prohibit consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices and false advertising, and did so for decades.

As usual, I have two things. First, when will Ellison give up his own use of fossil fuels? How about requiring the entire AG’s office to give up official use? The Minnesota Department of Justice? How about all the police? Heck, the entire government of Minnesota? Why not make all the citizens stop using fossil fuels? That would work well during the winter months, eh?

Second, I would love to see these sued companies say “you want to really do this, Sparky? Fine. We’ll cease selling our products to the state government of Minnesota. Good luck with your operations!” Heck, threaten to pull all sales out of the state. See what the citizens think.

As usual, this is probably going to fail, as all the others have. They are basically shakedowns, and their Ivy league lawyers can keep these suits going for decades.

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4 Responses to “Minnesota AG Keith Ellison Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Crisis (scam)”

  1. Desmond McGlynn says:

    Ellison sees a drop in tax collection, and is seeking (he hopes) monetary windfall.

  2. Jl says:

    Because all those doing the looting and burning have already been prosecuted….oh, wait…

  3. Mike says:

    Nothing but another attempted money grab.

  4. Nighthawk says:

    Wasn’t this tried before and thrown out of court? Now, what was that definition of insanity again?

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