ExxonMobil fended off two of the investigations launched by liberal attorneys general into the oil giant’s alleged campaign to mislead the public on global warming.
U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General (AG) Claude Walker has withdrawn the subpoena he sent Exxon as part of his anti-racketeering investigation, and Massachusetts AG Maura Healey’s office has agreed to temporarily suspend enforcing her subpoena.
“After conferring on the matter, the parties mutually agreed that Attorney General Walker will withdraw the subpoena and ExxonMobil will stipulate to the dismissal without prejudice of this action,” reads a legal filing submitted to the court Thursday by Exxon and Walker that was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Walker also withdrew his subpoena to the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a libertarian think tank, in May. Walker demanded CEI turnover records going back 20 years as part of the anti-racketeering probe against Exxon. CEI pushed back and is still pursuing sanctions against Walker for allegedly violating the group’s constitutional rights.
Healey has also hit a snag in her Exxon investigation. Healey has “agreed not to move to enforce the [Civil Investigative Demand] during the pendency of this litigation and the litigation commenced by ExxonMobil on June 15, 2016… other than by filing a cross-motion to compel as described below.”
That’s according to a joint filing from Healey’s office and Exxon submitted to the court last week, which was obtained by TheDCNF.