3 Takeaways From Mass. AG's Exxon Climate Suit

By Keith Goldberg (October 25, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is breaking ground with a sprawling complaint alleging Exxon Mobil Corp. concealed climate change risks from consumers and investors, attacking the heart of how the oil giant operates.

Healey's 211-page complaint goes much further than a suit by New York accusing Exxon of climate-related deception, which is on trial in Manhattan. Not only does it allege Exxon duped investors about the climate-related risks to its business, it says the company deceived consumers about how its fossil fuel products contribute to climate change and misled consumers about being an environmentally responsible company.

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