California AG investigates fossil fuel and petrochemical industries for plastic pollution – Oil, Gas and Electricity

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  • California AG Rob Bonta has launched an investigation into the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries for their alleged role in creating a global plastic pollution crisis. The investigation, called by AG Bonta the first of its kind, was launched with a subpoena to global energy giant ExxonMobil.

  • The inquiry will examine alleged efforts by industries to aggressively promote the development of petroleum-based plastic products and campaign to minimize public understanding of the harmful consequences of these products.

  • According to the announcement, globally more than 300 million tons of plastics are produced each year and are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, and as fossil fuels continue to be replaced by alternative sources. clean energy companies, fossil fuel and petrochemical companies invested an additional $208 billion. to expand plastic production worldwide, a move that would run counter to efforts to solve the climate crisis through a transition to clean energy.

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