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Rodrigo Estrada,, 202-344-9292

Seventeen Attorneys General Joint Climate Announcement: Greenpeace Response


Today, seventeen Attorneys General announced their mutual commitment to collaborate on climate change related actions. Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard said in response:

"This is a clear demonstration of climate leadership from the Attorneys General involved, and it should be echoed nationwide by their counterparts and at a federal level. A natural next step for these A.G.s will be to confirm investigations in each of their states--as New York, California, Massachusetts and the US Virgin Islands already have--into Exxon's colossal climate denial operation. Big Polluters have done everything in their power to deny climate change, it is time for our justice system to take back the climate debate. If the A.G.s rally behind a unified call, they can make history. They can even spark a Department of Justice investigation, just as they did with Big Tobacco's deception on the link between smoking and cancer. "

The representatives at the conference included those from California, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington State And The US Virgin Islands.

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