Joined by Attorneys General from six states, former Vice President Al Gore announces the formation of an ‘historic coalition’ to investigate “commercial interests that have been… deceiving the American people” about the reality of the “climate crisis and the dangers it poses to all of us”.
AL GORE: Climate skeptics are “according to the best available evidence, deceiving the american people, communicating in a fraudulent way – about the reality of the climate crisis and the dangers that it poses to all of us and committing fraud in their comunciations about the viability of renewable energy and efficiency and energy storage.”
“In the opinion of many who have looked at this pattern of misbehavior and what certainly looks like fraud, they are violating the law.”
Office of NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
March 29, 2016
Gore: ‘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.’
Attorney’s General: The ‘ongoing and potential investigations into whether fossil fuel companies misled investors and the public on the impact of climate change on their businesses.’
Democratic Attorneys General Refuse to Join Rockefeller-Backed Climate Investigation – A press conference today featuring Al Gore and more than a dozen state attorneys general was expected to reveal new state-level investigations of U.S. energy companies regarding climate change. But the vast majority of AGs standing on stage refused to join such an effort, signaling a lack of interest in wasting their own states’ resources.