30 Mar '18, 7pm

A judge just said “nope” to ExxonMobil’s efforts to stop an investigation into their own coverup. https://t.co/fIZk8tsj4q

A judge just said “nope” to ExxonMobil’s efforts to stop an investigation into their own coverup. By Zoya Teirstein on Mar 30, 2018 In 2015 , two U.S. attorney generals set out to determine whether oil giant ExxonMobil misled the public and its investors about the role that fossil fuels play in warming the planet. Exxon didn’t take too kindly to that. The company sued New York AG Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts AG Maura Healey in 2016 to challenge their alleged unfair bias against the company, which it claimed violated Exxon’s constitutional rights. That’s the corporate equivalent of being accused of cheating on a test, and then blaming it on the teacher’s prejudice against cheaters. On Thursday, U.S. district judge Valerie Caproni dismissed Exxon’s lawsuit on the grounds that the allegations against the attorney generals were “extremely thin” and “speculative.” The ba...

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