Exxon Is Under Investigation For Possible Lies About Climate

November 6, 2015 2:43 PM

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Exxon Is Under Investigation For Possible Lies About Climate

For months, a protest movement known as "Exxon Knew" has been rallying for an official investigation, a call to action inspired by reports that Exxon had confirmed the risks of catastrophic climate change — only to deny and undermine those findings for decades publicly. This week that investigation arrived.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched the probe late Wednesday (and CNBC confirmed it Thursday afternoon), subpoenaing the company — now known as the ExxonMobil — and demanding extensive financial records, emails and other documents related to climate research.

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