Mass. judge tells ExxonMobil to provide docs to attorney general

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.

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.

At the presser, they were joined by VP-turned-activist Al Gore and other Democratic AGs. Healey and Schneiderman are the only remaining AGs pursuing the investigation.

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    Charles Higley

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    Back in the 70s, everyone was talking about cooling not CO2 or warming. This attack on Exxon-Mobil is a joke and a patent waste of time and money on both sides. I hope the oil company eventually sues for harassment and financial damages against the Mass. government, it’s abuse of power, and sheer stupidity.

    Only a scientifically ignorant person would think that a trace gas control planetary climate. Or, the warmists are voluntarily ignorant (ignorance by design) in order to push their hidden agenda.

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    Amber

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    The question is “who knew ” some State AG’s were such clueless lobbyist’s.
    If governments were oh so worried the planet had a fever back in the 70’s /80’s
    and they actually believed that crap why did they not ban fossil fuels ?
    Tens of thousands of scientists working for the government and they did nothing about “global warming” . If there was a case against Exxon ( and there isn’t ) then surely the government was misleading the public well before and after the global cooling scare of the 1970’s which was supposed to be a scientific. fact . Time magazine pumped the global cooling scare so it must be true right ?
    What we have is a little clique of AG’s with not enough to do, acting as a witch hunt crew for Al Gore and the Democrat party bag men pushing the hoax global warning .
    Exxon to be fair set themselves up for this while sucking up to the greenies and
    Democrats . Why would Exxon care if there is a carbon tax ? They already collect lots of taxes for government so just play ball and carry on .. who cares if consumers pay some more tax they know the elasticity of demand is huge as we are frequently reminded .
    Who cares what Exxon knows or doesn’t know about anything . They sell legal products that have aided in the biggest increase in the standard of living in the 4 billion year history of the planet . When did they and the entire fossil fuel industry know
    that ?
    Some AG’s need to declare they are acting like lobbyist’s while being paid by tax payers . What other employment situation would someone not be fired for cause if they pulled the same stunt ?

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    GUY MOOSBURGER

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    My guess is she thinking about running for office. So by attacking Exxon Mobile she can start the process and have it on record.

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    Amber

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    More and more evidence is rolling in that the intimidation tactics of Democrats started at the top and with their sugar daddy’s . How much cash was attached to it remains to be seen . Sicking the IRS on people to harass and intimidate , silencing climate scientists through witch hunts and denier labels , sending in mentally handicapped to start riots . Open distain for the people who built the economy by hedge fund
    buzzards and bankers who have stolen $ billions .
    The little clique of AG lobbyist’s are just a little piece of the action and the public knows it .
    Mr .Trump may not be everyone’s favorite but he cares about the USA and knows how to hire the best . Top Democrats have used the USA tax payer as their personal piggy bank and it is over .
    Lobbyist’s won’t be running the government in a week .

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