DOJ Asks FBI To Mull ExxonMobil Climate Change Probe

By Patrick Boyle (March 3, 2016, 6:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has asked the FBI to evaluate whether there is enough evidence to investigate if Exxon Mobil Corp. violated federal laws by denying climate change for years, to shareholders and the public, despite having evidence to the contrary.

In November, U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu and Mark DeSaulnier, Democrats from California, had requested alongside other House Democrats that the DOJ investigate whether ExxonMobil violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and other laws for failing to disclose truthful information to investors and the public regarding climate science. In a Jan. 12 letter made public Wednesday, the DOJ...

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