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New Jersey joins states suing fossil fuel companies over climate change damage
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New Jersey joins states suing fossil fuel companies over climate change damage

Jersey City — New Jersey officials announced a lawsuit Tuesday against five oil and gas companies and a petroleum trade organization, alleging they had known for decades about the harmful impact of fossil fuels on climate change but instead deceived the public about that link. Attorney General Matthew Platkin and the state's consumer affairs division and environmental protection department said the suit filed Tuesday in Superior Court in Mercer County names Exxon Mobil Corp., Shell Oil Co. Chevron Corp., BP, ConocoPhillips, and the American Petroleum Institute trade group of which all are members. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed to warn the public about the role of fossil fuels in climate change and instead "launched public-relations campaigns to sow doubts about the...