Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein promised to prosecute the oil company ExxonMobil for “lying” to the public about global warming.
Stein’s promise comes after Democratic lawmakers have been urging the Obama administration and state attorneys general to investigate Exxon for allegedly misleading the public about global warming by funding groups skeptical of government climate regulations.
Stein is running for president as the Green Party nominee. The Green Party is a left-wing party focused mainly on environmental issues. The firstplank of her presidential platform is a “Green New Deal” to “turn the tide on climate change, revive the economy and make wars for oil obsolete.”