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U.S. States form coalition to combat climate change, fraud

Posted: Mar 31, 2016 at 7:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Top law enforcement officials from states around the nation have banded together to protect progress on climate change by taking on the fossil fuel industry.

Joining Democratic attorneys general from 15 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands, former Vice President Al Gore praised a “first-of-its-kind” joint effort to reduce carbon emissions, hold polluters accountable for fraudulent claims, and defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan” against legal challenges.

“We cannot continue to allow the fossil fuel industry or any industry to treat our atmosphere like an open sewer or mislead the public about the impact they have on the health of our people and the health of our planet,” Gore said.

The participating states are looking at working together on key initiatives related to climate change, including investigations into whether fossil fuel companies misled the public on the impact of climate change.