New Jersey Saga Part II: Emails Reveal CCI “Really Impressed” By NJ Climate Lawsuit Rollout

This blog is the second in a three-part series highlighting new revelations in New Jersey that shed further light on the climate litigation campaign. Read the first blog on CCI’s entrenchment at the local level here

Just weeks after being confirmed by the state legislature in October 2022, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin’s first big move was filing a 200-page complaint against oil and natural gas companies. The abrupt filing — coupled with the knowledge that climate activists had long been circling the Garden State — led to speculation regarding the role of third parties in the lawsuit’s origination.

That speculation has turned to confirmed fact. Emails recently obtained through public records requests have begun to peel the onion that is the extensive coordination behind New Jersey’s climate lawsuit, the activist group Center for Climate Integrity (CCI), and the plaintiffs’ law firm Sher Edling, even revealing how CCI was “really impressed” by the state’s rollout.


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