Calif. AG Opens Probe Of Exxon Climate Change Knowledge

By Carmen Germaine (January 21, 2016, 4:12 PM EST) -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris has opened an investigation into whether Exxon Mobil Corp. concealed its knowledge about climate change from the public and investors, two months after a similar probe was launched by the New York attorney general.

Harris' probe will investigate whether Exxon violated securities and environmental laws by concealing knowledge from investors of the risk climate change posed to the company, according to media reports. The move follows several reports that the company worked to cast doubt on climate change science even though Exxon scientists were aware of the role of fossil fuels in climate change as early...

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