Activists’ coordinated effort to push bogus climate litigation descends on Michigan

After nearly five years of deliberation and activist pressure, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced her intent to file a climate lawsuit against American energy producers. This time, however, out-of-state activists are calling on the attorney general to turn the dial up a notch and include auto manufacturers and utilities in its meritless “deception” suit, a move that would serve as a clear threat to the lifeblood of the state’s economy.

While Democratic politicians in coastal states have been eager to file climate lawsuits against energy companies, the Rockefeller-funded campaign has fared far less well in Appalachia and in the Midwest, where lawmakers representing manufacturing and oil and gas workers have taken heat for considering politically-motivated lawsuits against homegrown industries.

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