Exxon knew about climate change in the 1970s. And surprise, surprise, they’ve been lying about it ever since -- they’ve spent tens of millions of dollars over the past forty years funding a climate denial industry that keeps the public in the dark and pressures lawmakers not to fix the problem.
We’re talking about what could be the largest case of fraud in human history.
Now it’s time for newly elected Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford to step up. Attorneys General from New York and Massachusetts have been leading the effort to uncover what Exxon knew -- and it’s time for Ford to join the fight.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Exxon’s last-ditch appeals to keep their lies to the public private. Nevada needs to join New York and Massachusetts in investigating and holding Exxon accountable.