NY AG Letitia James Sues World’s Largest Beef Producer for Failing ‘Net Zero’ Pledge

New York’s Democrat Attorney General Letitia James has just filed a lawsuit against JBS USA over claims the company has failed to meet its so-called “Net Zero” pledge.

The get-Trump prosecutor accuses JBS, the world’s largest beef producer, of allegedly contributing to “global greenhouse gas emissions” as “families continue to face the daily impacts of the climate crisis.”

In an announcement, James blasted the agriculture industry and argued that beef production has the largest “greenhouse gas footprint” of any major food commodity.

The NY AG also claimed that animal agriculture accounts for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

According to James, JBS is failing to comply with various “Net Zero” pledges for 2030 and 2040.

Ironically, James argues that it is “not feasible” for JBS to meet the “Net Zero” goals given the scope of its worldwide beef production operations.

“As families continue to face the daily impacts of the climate crisis, they are willing to spend more of their hard-earned money on products from brands that are better for the environment,” James said in a statement.

“When companies falsely advertise their commitment to sustainability, they are misleading consumers and endangering our planet.”

“JBS USA’s greenwashing exploits the pocketbooks of everyday Americans and the promise of a healthy planet for future generations,” she added.

“My office will always ensure that companies do not abuse the environment and the trust of hardworking consumers for profit.”

The lawsuit was applauded by state Democrats and national climate advocacy organizations like Earthjustice, Mighty Earth, Friends of the Earth US, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Stand Earth.

“JBS repeatedly claims that it will reach net zero by 2040,” said Peter Lehner, an attorney at Earthjustice.

“This claim was found to be misleading and yet JBS continues to assert it.

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“While it is critical for every company to reduce its climate change impact, JBS would need to implement enormous operational changes to achieve this goal.

“However, JBS is doing very little and is not taking anywhere close to the steps that would be required.”

In her announcement and lawsuit, James pointed to several instances in which JBS and its executives made pledges to reduce the company’s impact on the environment.

She also stated the company has acknowledged consumers are becoming more interested in sustainable products.

“JBS takes its commitment to a more sustainable future for agriculture very seriously,” JBS spokesperson Nikki Richardson said statement.

“We disagree with the action taken today by the New York Attorney General’s office.”

“JBS will continue to partner with farmers, ranchers, and our food system partners around the world to help feed a growing population while using fewer resources and reducing agriculture’s environmental impact,” she continued.

“Our belief that American agriculture can help sustainably feed the world is undeterred.”

James’s lawsuit comes as environmental groups and lawmakers worldwide increasingly set their sights on the agriculture industry.

The global food system has come under increasing attacks from globalist green agenda advocates.

The “Net Zero” agenda behind the war on farmers is being pushed by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the United Nations (UN), and their unelected bureaucratic allies.

On behalf of the United States, Democrat President Joe Biden’s so-called “climate czar” John Kerry has been leading the charge.

The unelected and unregulated bureaucrat warned last year that “decarbonization” would be impossible without a major crackdown on the agriculture industry to achieve green agenda goals.

“We can’t get to Net Zero, we don’t get this job done unless agriculture is front and center as part of the solution,” Kerry said.

“So all of us understand here the depths of this mission.”

READ MORE – John Kerry: Farmers Must Stop Growing Food to Meet ‘Net Zero’ Goals for ‘Emissions’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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