MA Court Quashes ExxonMobil Attack on Law Enforcement

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Court gives green light for AG investigation into Exxon climate deceit

January 11, 2017 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation released the following statement today in response to a decision by the Suffolk County Superior Court denying an attempt by ExxonMobil to hamper Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s investigation into the company’s decades of alleged fraud and deceit on climate change.

“Today’s decision sends a strong signal that no corporation is above the law,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “ExxonMobil has spent decades deceiving the public and gambling the health and safety of communities across the state, and Maura Healey has not just the right but the responsibility to investigate the full extent of the company’s wrongdoing. CLF is proud to stand behind the Attorney General as she works day in and day out to protect the people of Massachusetts from the threat of climate change and those who would seek to ignore it.”

A copy of the court’s decision can be found here.

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