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ExxonMobil under investigation over claims it lied about climate change risks

The New York attorney general is investigating whether ExxonMobil misled the public and investors about the dangers and potential business risks of climate change, sources familiar with the investigation said on Thursday.

The company confirmed that it had received a subpoena from Eric Schneidermann, the New York attorney general, for financial records, email and other documents related to climate change.

Peabody Energy, the world’s biggest private coal company, is also under investigation, the legal sources confirmed.

Louis Vest

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