COVID-19 has sent a shock wave through multiple industries over the past seven months, but of all of..Oct 20, 2020
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong’s lawsuit against ExxonMobil charges the company with lying about climate change. He says decades of research by the company showed that their products were increasing global temperatures, and that they actively tried to hide this fact, and kept pushing people to burn more oil. The suit has been likened to the big tobacco lawsuits filed by states, including Connecticut, which resulted in billions of dollars in settlements. More than a dozen cities and states have filed similar suits against big oil, but Tong says Connecticut’s “Unfair Trade Practices Act” gives it the strongest case.
Additionally on this episode, Tong tells John about a coalition he’s joined to try and overturn a court ruling that blocks states’ ability to regulate price gouging during the pandemic.
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On “Steady Habits,” our goal is to foster meaningful conversations with newsmakers and the journalists who cover them. We’re planning to dig into some of Connecticut’s biggest stories in policy and politics.
John Dankosky, a 25-year radio journalist in Connecticut, will serve as the program’s host.