Friday Short: Michigan AG Nessel Takes-On Big Oil!

Here’s the Left of Lansing “Friday Short” for May 10, 2024.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is planning to take the Big Oil industry to court over the environmental and economic damages climate change is causing the state of Michigan.

This announcement comes on the heels of several tornado touchdowns in the southwestern portion of the state. It also happens after a U.S. Senate report detailed how the American Gas Industry is fighting to weaken energy efficiency rules.

And, we learned how Dear Leader is promising Big Oil if they hand-over a billion dollars to his campaign, then he’ll scrap all of President Biden’s environmental protections.

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Nessel says Michigan plans to sue fossil fuel industry over climate change impacts.” By Jon King of Michigan Advance

Michigan AG Nessel plans to sue fossil fuel companies over climate change.” By Kelly House of Bridge Michigan

Southwest Michigan 2023-24 winter statistics by the National Weather Service.

Researchers explore this winter’s lack of snow & ice in Upper Michigan.” By Ken Kouchnerkavich of TV6

Official: Warmest Michigan winter on record.” By Kendall Wilson of TV6 WLNS in Lansing

U.S. Senators accuse DTE-chaired American Gas Association of using customer money to mislead public.” By Brian Allnutt of Planet Detroit

Fossil fuels being subsidised at rate of $13m a minute, says IMF.” By Damian Carrington of The Guardian

“What Trump promised oil CEOs as he asked them to steer $1 billion to his campaign.” By Josh Dawsey and Maxine Joselow of The Washington Post

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