October 2019

Following a three-year investigation, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a consumer and investor fraud lawsuit against ExxonMobil in state court, charging the fossil fuel company with systematically and intentionally misleading consumers and investors about its role in causing climate change.

“Exxon has known for decades about the catastrophic climate impacts of burning fossil fuels—its chief product,” Healey said in her announcement. “Yet, to this day, Exxon continues to deceive Massachusetts consumers and investors about the dangerous climate harms caused by its oil and gasoline products and the significant risks of climate change—and efforts to address it—to Exxon’s business. We are suing to stop this illegal deception and penalize the company for its misconduct.”