Attorney Behind Anti-Exxon Crusade Makes A Telling Admission About Climate Lawsuits

Energy | Chris White

It’s an excellent way to generate media attention

Exxon Loses Big After Ending Joint-Oil Drilling Project With Russia

Energy | Tim Pearce
The Exxon corporate logo is pictured at one of the company's gas stations in Arlington

‘An enormous source of friction’

San Francisco City Pensions Depend On The Companies The City Is Suing

Energy | Tim Pearce
Environmentalists hold a banner which reads, 'Standing and Determined for the Climate" (Rear) at a protest demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues near the French capital in Le Bourget, December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

‘No other way to spin this’

Even Lawyers Supporting Climate Lawsuits Are Skeptical About Their Success

Energy | Chris White
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gives a thumbs up after after casting his vote for re-election in the Park Slope section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

‘I think these are very tough cases to win’

EXCLUSIVE: Crusading AG Denies Talking With California On Anti-Exxon Campaign

Energy | Chris White
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announces the filing of a multistate lawsuit to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients at a press conference at John Jay College in New York City, U.S., September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Penney

‘Located no records that respond to your request’

NY AG Publicly Opposes Fossil Fuel Companies While Privately Investing In Them

Politics | Jack Crowe
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference in the Manhattan borough in New York

Exxon Mobil is the fund’s biggest holding

California AG Takes Hypocritical Jab At Trump's EPA Over Public Record Requests

Energy | Chris White
Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra speaks to the media at the U.S.-Mexico border at the Pacific Ocean after announcing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its plans to begin construction of border wall in San Diego and Imperial Counties, in San Diego, California, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

‘An absolute abuse of power and discretion’

California's AG Refuses To Confirm Or Deny Involvement In Exxon Crusade

| Chris White
PROVO, UT/USA - OCTOBER 2, 2016: Farmers Insurance sign and Logo. Farmers Insurance Group is an American insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses.

‘We don’t announce our investigations’

Enviro-Group Freaks Out After Rex Tillerson Accepts Award From Oil Industry

Energy | Chris White
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes a speech during the opening ceremony of the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

‘He has no idea how to be the United States’ chief diplomat’

Court Docs Allegedly Reveal NY AG Used Private Emails While Pursuing Exxon

Energy | Chris White
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference with other U.S. State Attorney's General to announce a state-based effort to combat climate change in the Manhattan borough of New York City, March 29, 2016. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

‘took great pains to hide the true facts’

Solar & Wind Will Provide Only 2.9% Of World's Energy By 2040

Energy | Andrew Follett
3D illustration/ 3D rendering - solar and wind energy concept. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/3D_creation)

Currently, wind and solar power generate 0.45 and 0.12 percent of the world’s energy

Exxon Goes Nuclear Against NY' AG's Climate Crusading Investigation

Energy | Chris White
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference with other U.S. State Attorney's General to announce a state-based effort to combat climate change in the Manhattan borough of New York City, March 29, 2016. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

‘searching in vain for some theory to support his prejudgment’

Crusading AG Allegedly Finds 'Significant Evidence' Exxon Mislead Investors About Global Warming

Energy | Chris White
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference with other U.S. State Attorney's General to announce a state-based effort to combat climate change in the Manhattan borough of New York City, March 29, 2016. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

‘Exxon may still be in the midst of a fraudulent scheme’

Exxon Shareholders Pass Climate Activists' Proposed Resolution

Energy | Chris White
The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

60 percent of investors voted in support

Major Exxon Shareholder Says Company Is Encouraging Climate Activists

Energy | Chris White
Meg Bell (R) holds a banner during a protest before the start of the Exxon Mobil Corporation Shareholders Meeting in Dallas, Texas, May 28, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Stone

‘Their goal is to hijack Exxon’s resources’

New York AG Moves Forward On Probe Into Former Exxon CEO's Email Alias

Energy | Chris White
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference with other U.S. State Attorney's General to announce a state-based effort to combat climate change in the Manhattan borough of New York City, March 29, 2016. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

‘Will continue to use all of the tools at our disposal’

NY Judge Denies Legal Group Access To Anti-Exxon AG's Emails

Energy | Chris White
New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman speaks at a rally to celebrate the passage of the minimum wage for fast-food workers by the New York State Fast Food Wage Board in New York July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

‘[E]xpects to appeal in the coming weeks’