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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.