Michigan AG Requested Proposals for Litigation against Fossil Fuel Industry for Climate Impacts

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that her office is seeking proposals from attorneys and law firms to pursue litigation against the fossil fuel industry for climate change impacts in the state of Michigan. AG Nessel issued the following statement along with the announcement: “Our ‘Pure Michigan’ identity is under threat from the effects of climate change. Warmer temperatures are shrinking ski seasons in the UP and disrupting the wonderful blooms of Holland’s Tulip Time Festival. Severe weather events are on the rise. These impacts threaten not only our way of life but also our economy and pose long-term risks to Michigan’s thriving agribusiness. The fossil fuel industry, despite knowing about these consequences, prioritized profits over people and the environment. Pursuing this litigation will allow us to recoup our costs and hold those responsible for jeopardizing Michigan’s economic future and way of life accountable.”