Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein promised to prosecute the oil company ExxonMobil for “lying” to the public about global warming.
Stein’s promise comes after Democratic lawmakers have been urging the Obama administration and state attorneys general to investigate Exxon for allegedly misleading the public about global warming by funding groups skeptical of government climate regulations.
My attorney general will prosecute Exxon for lying to the world about climate change. We need to end fossil fuels before it’s too late.
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) August 11, 2016
Stein is running for president as the Green Party nominee. The Green Party is a left-wing party focused mainly on environmental issues. The first plank of her presidential platform is a “Green New Deal” to “turn the tide on climate change, revive the economy and make wars for oil obsolete.”
Stein promises to accomplish this by initiating “a WWII-scale national mobilization to halt climate change” and creating “20 million jobs by transitioning to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030.” She’s currently polling at just under 4 percent, according to the Real Clear Politics average.