New York investigating whether Exxon hid what it knew about climate change

November 5, 2015 10:56 PM

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New York’s attorney general has opened an investigation into Exxon Mobil to determine whether the world’s largest oil company misled the public and its shareholders on the risks climate change posed to its business.

The office of Eric Schneiderman, the state’s attorney general, sent a subpoena late Wednesday to the company’s headquarters in Texas, requesting documents dating back to 1977. Exxon Mobil has acknowledged receiving a subpoena and is considering how to respond, according to company spokesman Richard ...

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