Description: Action brought by Minnesota against members of the fossil fuel industry for allegedly causing climate change harms by misleading the public by downplaying the threat of climate change and the role of their products in causing climate change.
Description: Lawsuit filed by the District of Columbia against oil and gas companies for allegedly violating the Consumer Protection Procedures Act by misleading consumers about “the central role their products play in causing climate change.”
Status: Memorandum issued explicating the court's rationale for remand. [ 05/28/2020 ]
Description: Action by Massachusetts attorney general asserting that Exxon Mobil Corporation committed deceptive practices against Massachusetts investors and consumers, including by failing to disclose climate change risks.
Status: Petition and application for permanent injunction filed. [ 11/16/2017 ]
Description: Proceeding by Texas county alleging that chemical manufacturer that operated facility that flooded and where chemicals ignited during Hurricane Harvey violated local floodplain regulations and state air and water laws.
Status: Petition for writ of mandate denied except to extent of remanding to Superior Court for determination on issue of restitution for damages caused only by the three-day delay in reporting the leak. [ 07/09/2019 ]
Description: Criminal charges in connection with leak at natural gas storage facility in southern California.
Description: Action by ExxonMobil Corporation to set aside civil investigative demand issued by Massachusetts attorney general under consumer protection statute seeking information on Exxon's knowledge and disclosure of climate change-related risks.