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Exxon Rejected By U.S. Supreme Court on Climate Change Documents

Jan. 7, 2019, 7:22 PM

The Supreme Court won’t hear Exxon Mobil’s appeal of a Massachusetts court decision that forces it to turn over records of its climate change research dating back to 1976.

The court’s Jan. 7 announcement in the case came without comment.

The action “clears the way for our office to investigate Exxon’s conduct toward consumers and investors,” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) said in a tweet. “The public deserves answers from this company about what it knew about the impacts of burning fossil fuels, and when.”

Exxon—which is headquartered in Texas—had argued that Healey had no basis to ...