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Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Interviews Trial Lawyers About the Politics of Federal Climate Change Litigation

January 10, 2017

Joel Schwartz, member of the White Collar, Securities Enforcement, and Government Investigations practice group at Shulman Rogers and former federal prosecutor, was quoted in the recent InsideClimate News article, “Federal Climate Investigation of Exxon Likely to Fizzle Under Trump.”


In other words, Sessions will fit comfortably into an administration loaded with supporters of the fossil fuel industry. That leaves little hope federal authorities will take action on Exxon, said Joel Schwartz, a former federal prosecutor who worked on the prosecution of the tobacco industry.

“If they don’t see climate change as causing a problem then there is no crime to prevent; there is no wrong to right,” Schwartz said.  “Under their argument there can be no bad actors—just scientists with honest differences of opinion.”

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