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For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2023

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Amanda Priest (334) 322-5694
Cameron Mixon (334) 242-7491

(Montgomery)—Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability regarding his work to combat sweeping Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices that threaten the American economy. Fielding questions from the entire Committee, Attorney General Marshall highlighted the work of state attorneys general to protect Americans from these radical and elitist environmental policies that directly and negatively impact American prosperity, energy independence, and national security.

“The global elites in the private sector have taken our country on a climate crusade, without the approval of Americans, in the most undemocratic and unlawful way possible,” said Attorney General Marshall. “The high cost of woke ESG policies threatens to crush middle-class Americans if permitted to proliferate and will impede critical industries in states like Alabama. As the last line of defense, conservative attorneys general can be counted on to protect America’s consumers, America’s industries, and ultimately, America’s free-market capitalism.

“Groups like Climate Action 100+, for example, bring together investors from around the globe to force their green agenda on companies named by the group’s blacklist. This private coordination is designed to accomplish what could not be done through normal democratic processes or the free market and often pressures companies to forego otherwise profitable economic transactions in an effort to achieve woke and elusive environmental goals.”

“ESG poses unique challenges to Alabama’s energy consumers, as well as many of our state’s leading industries—like steel, iron, agriculture, timber, and oil and gas. But it’s bigger than just Alabama. Radical environmental policies threaten American independence, as we turn to China—ironically, the world’s worst polluter—to sell us green energy materials.”

“The important conversation and debate surrounding ESG is one that must be returned to our nation’s policymakers and warrants their time and attention.”

Attorney General Marshall’s full testimony can be found here.

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