A Suffolk Superior Court judge has ordered #ExxonMobil to turn over documents to Massachusetts’ Attorney General Maura Healey related to a partisan, multi-state investigation.
The state charges the oil company misled the public about the impact of fossil fuels and #Climate Change. ExxonMobil has maintained it learned of any negative impacts to the climate when the public did.
The company is also fighting Healey in federal court and trying to get her subpoena quashed.
Healey contends ExxonMobil knew about the ostensible dangers of burning fossil fuels back in the mid-1970s. Her office said that beginning in 1976, ExxonMobil was intentionally misleading “investors and consumers” by hiding any knowledge of a link between burning fossil fuels and global warming.
But during the ’70s, scientists were warning of an imminent Ice Age caused from burning fossil fuels and particulate matter.
— Heber Rizzo (@heber_rizzo) December 26, 2016
Coalition of Dem AGs
The investigation began last year when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and fellow Democratic AGs held a controversial press conference and announced they would look for “creative ways” to prosecute oil companies.