Fed court denies Exxon's attempt to halt climate change investigations

Fed court denies Exxon’s attempt to halt climate change investigations

  • 03/16/2022 1:32 pm ET
Massachusetts becomes latest to sue ExxonMobil

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Exxon Mobil has been trying to sue the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts, who are investigating whether the oil giant lied to investors and the public over its knowledge of climate change.

The decision comes after a lower court rejected the lawsuit Exxon filed against New York in 2016, claiming the state discriminated against the company and violated the company’s constitutional rights. Exxon wanted to revive the case so it could seek the return or destruction of documents the company gave New York during the state investigation.

Republished from Nexus Media News, an editorially independent, nonprofit news service covering stories about climate change. It exists to improve public understanding of the climate crisis, shed light on the steps humans can take in response, and highlight the potential opportunities created by a just energy transition.

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