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Tillerson Won’t Have to Give Deposition in Climate-Change Case

Jan. 27, 2017, 10:05 PM

President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson won’t have to answer questions under oath from attorneys representing teenagers claiming the U.S. government failed to protect the environment from global warming.

The youths’ request to have Tillerson testify in a deposition was rejected Jan. 27 by a federal judge in Eugene, Oregon. The judge left open the possibility that attorneys could subpoena Exxon Mobil Corp.’s former chief executive officer if he’s confirmed as the nation’s top diplomat.

Attorneys still plan to ask Tillerson to address the relationship between the government and the fossil-fuel industry during the 16 years presidents...

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