Momentum rising against Big Oil
Ed Potosnak is right (“More NJ cities should follow Hoboken’s lead, sue Big Oil”). ExxonMobil and other Big Oil companies deserve to be held accountable for misleading the public for decades about the climate change damages they knew their products would cause.
However, he understated the growing nationwide level of support for such efforts. To date, more than 20 municipalities across the country have filed lawsuits against Exxon and other fossil fuel companies over their climate change deception. These include not just city and county leaders but also the attorneys general of many of New Jersey’s coastal neighbor states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
While Mr. Potosnak is right that other New Jersey communities should join Hoboken in this fight, so, too, should Gov. Murphy and Attorney General Grewal take action on behalf of all New Jerseyeans to make the companies that earned billions