Big Oil’s big deception

Minnesota's lawsuit holds climate polluters accountable for decades of lies

They knew. They lied. They should pay.

Mounting evidence shows that oil companies knew as early as the 1960s that burning the fossil fuels they sell and promote to Minnesotans would create dangerous climate change. In response to this knowledge, oil companies embarked on multi-billion dollar disinformation campaigns, lying to the media, politicians and the public. MN350 has launched a statewide conversation about climate accountability in response to Attorney General Keith Ellison’s lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and the American Petroleum Institute.

Fossil fuel industry lies deliberately delayed action on climate change.

Now, Minnesota has incurred $1.2 billion in annual health and environmental damages due to climate change, according to a report put out by the state, and will need to spend more in the future.

The AG’s office is holding Exxon, Koch and API accountable for the public health, environmental and financial damages their lies have caused in Minnesota. They are following in the footsteps of giants, made by a former Minnesota AG.

Minnesotans value fairness. Let’s show these companies that if you make a mess in our state, you will have to pay to clean it up.


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