Seeking Advantage, Oil Companies Want Climate Lawsuit in Federal Court
NJ claims consumers were defrauded when not told of harm from fossil fuels
MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – Just a month after New Jersey took Big Oil to court, the industry has taken its first step in defense.
Chevron was one of a handful of named defendants in a consumer-fraud lawsuit filed by the Attorney General’s office in October. In the case, the state alleges that the companies deceived New Jersey residents for decades about the harms of burning fossil fuels — namely that doing so drives climate change — in the pursuit of profits …