Flip Flopping charges made by oil and gas against the Biden DOJ

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The Justice Department has been accused of “flip-flopping” in a case involving the efforts of Boulder, Colorado seeking climate change-related damages.

The oil and gas industry, represented by ExxonMobil Corp. and Suncor Energy Inc. contends the government changed its argument since the original argument. The firms challenged a February 2022 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reported Reuters.

Industry lawyers maintained the Biden administration “casually junked” the original Trump-era stance out of a “desire to signal virtue to political bedfellows who are behind these lawsuits.”

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