New York Times: Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in Featured, slider

ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge. Adbar. Source: Wikipedia

by Justin Gillis and Clifford Krauss
New York Times
Nov 5. 2015

The New York attorney general has begun an investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risks might hurt the oil business.

According to people with knowledge of the investigation, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a subpoena Wednesday evening to Exxon Mobil, demanding extensive financial records, emails and other documents.

The investigation focuses on whether statements the company made to investors about climate risks as recently as this year were consistent with the company’s own long-running scientific research.

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