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ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss the Battle for Climate Change Accountability amid ExxonMobil Case
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss the Battle for Climate Change Accountability amid ExxonMobil Case

Press Contacts

  • Terrence Clark

Washington, D.C. — More than one year ago, InsideClimate News and the Los Angeles Times laid out groundbreaking reports showing Exxon Mobil Corp.’s deliberate campaign to spread misinformation about climate science despite knowing about the problem since the 1970s. Since then, state and local leaders have initiated investigations and are taking the oil giant to court, seeking justice for investors, communities, and the public.

Tomorrow, the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy will host a panel of experts to discuss the state investigations and litigation working to hold ExxonMobil accountable for its role in climate change denial. Experts will also address the increased importance of state attorneys general investigations in the face of federal opposition and corporations invoking the First Amendment to block their efforts.

WHO:
Douglas F. Gansler, former Attorney General of Maryland
Veronica Eady, Vice President, Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts
Neil Kinkopf, Professor of Law, Georgia State University
Bevis Longstreth, former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Elizabeth Wydra, President, Constitutional Accountability Center

Moderated by: 
Ben Hulac, Reporter for ClimateWire

Special introduction:
Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information, contact Terrence Clark at tclark.af@americanprogressaction.org.