ExxonMobil Claims ‘Extremely Thin’ Against New York, Massachusetts AGs, Says Judge

Claiming ExxonMobil Corp. was “running roughshod over the adage that the best defense is a good offense,” a U.S. District Court judge last week said a federal lawsuit may not be used to fight state investigations that question whether climate change statements made by the corporation amount to fraud.

April 2, 2018

ExxonMobil Calls Out New York AG For Shifting, ‘Unraveling’ Investigative Theories

ExxonMobil Corp. charged Friday that New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman made “inflammatory, reckless and false allegations” to justify expanding his investigation with “ever-shifting and unraveling investigative theories” when he misstated how the supermajor assesses the potential impacts of climate policy on its business.

June 9, 2017

FERC Denies New York AG’s Rehearing Request on Constitution Pipeline

FERC on Tuesday denied a rehearing request by New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman over allegations of unauthorized tree cutting and other activities along the right-of-way for the embattled Constitution natural gas pipeline.

November 28, 2016

ExxonMobil Allowed to Depose Massachusetts AG, Possibly New York AG

A federal judge in Texas is allowing ExxonMobil to depose Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey in Dallas next month regarding a wide-ranging investigation of the supermajor. New York’s Eric Schneiderman also was told to make himself “available” for testimony on Dec. 13.

November 22, 2016

ExxonMobil, PwC Ordered to Comply With New York AG Document Request

ExxonMobil Corp. planned an immediate appeal after the New York Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the supermajor’s auditor to comply with a subpoena to hand over documents about its accounting practices.

October 27, 2016

ExxonMobil Moves to Block New York, Massachusetts Investigations

ExxonMobil Corp asked a Texas court on Monday to quash subpoenas issued by the attorneys general (AG) from New York and Massachusetts, who have demanded decades of internal documents as part of a wide-ranging probe.

October 17, 2016

House Science Committee Demands State AG Info on ExxonMobil Probe

The chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee has subpoenaed the attorneys general (AG) of New York and Massachusetts, as well as eight environmental organizations, demanding documents related to their investigation into ExxonMobil Corp. and climate change.

July 18, 2016

Gore, State AGs Pushing to Reduce Industry Oil, NatGas Emissions, Defend CPP

Former Vice President Al Gore and New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman are leading a coalition of states, cities and counties that will push for lower emissions by the oil and natural gas industry, in part to defend President Obama’s top initiative to combat climate change.

March 29, 2016

New York Fracking Ban Bill Vetoed; SGEIS Deadline Extended

Outgoing New York Gov. David Paterson took the high road on Saturday, vetoing a bill that would have codified into law a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state through May 15, and at the same time extending until July 1 a deadline for the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to prepare a supplemental generic environmental impact statement (SGEIS).

December 14, 2010

New York Assembly Approves Temporary Fracking Ban

A signature from outgoing New York Gov. David Paterson is all that is required for a temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to become effective in the Empire State following the New York State Assembly’s approval of the measure on Monday.

December 1, 2010