By Valerie Volcovici
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three environmental teams filed a false promoting grievance in opposition to Chevron (NYSE:) with the Federal Commerce Fee on Tuesday, alleging that the U.S. oil main has overstated its funding in renewable power and actions to curb greenhouse gasoline emissions.
The teams – World Witness, Greenpeace and Earthworks – stated their grievance is the primary to petition the FTC to make use of its “Inexperienced Guides” in opposition to an oil firm for deceptive customers about its actions to fight local weather change. The fee’s 2012 tips purpose to stop firms from making false environmental claims.
The fee, which enforces guidelines in opposition to misleading promoting, warned firms 9 years in the past that they need to make environmental claims – equivalent